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From 1965-1991 Zoetermeer had a flag: : cobaltblue with three gold/yellow
straight standing "meerbloemen" (lake-flowers) - not found in my
dictionaries, but apparently connected to the famous Frisian "pompebledden".
The blue was supposed to stand for "sweatwater lake" and some nitwits compared
the meerbloemen to "muurbloemen" (wall-flowers, girls waiting in
vain for a dance...)
Source: Derkwillem Visser's "Gemeentewapens en vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden", 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 12 Nov 2003
Perhaps the "meerbloemen" are waterlilies.
John Ayer in Connecticut, 12 Nov 2003