“patroon : (US) One of the landowning Dutch grandees of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, especially…”

“patroon : (US) One of the landowning Dutch grandees of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, especially after it became a British possession renamed as New York. To mark Koninkrijksdag (Kingdom Day; 15 December), which commemorates the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, we are featuring a series of words of Dutch origin.”

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