Westphalian is an adjective with multiple meanings:
*The culture or people of Westphalia in present-day western Germany
*The Westphalian language (dialect) in Germany
*Westphalian (horse), a horse breed
*Of or concerning the 1648 Peace of Westphalia treaties:
**Westphalian sovereignty and the modern system of nation-states, originating from these treaties
**the nature of European society following these treaties
*In stratigraphy: a stage in the European subdivision of the Carboniferous period, see Westfalian

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  • westphalian ham — noun Usage: usually capitalized W : a ham of distinctive flavor produced by smoking with juniper brush * * * a hard German ham with a distinctive flavor derived from being smoked over beechwood and juniper. [1655 65] * * * Westphalian ham, a kind …   Useful english dictionary

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