Definitions for acadianəˈkeɪ di ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

A•ca•di•anəˈkeɪ di ən(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of Acadia.

    Category: Peoples

  2. any of the French-speaking inhabitants of Acadia expelled by the British 1755–63, and their descendants, esp. in the Maritime Provinces, N Maine, and Louisiana.

  3. (adj.)of or pertaining to Acadia.

    Category: Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Acadian(noun)

    an early French settler in the Maritimes

Wiktionary

  1. Acadian(Noun)

    A native of Acadia.

  2. Acadian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture.

  3. Acadian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.

  4. Acadian(ProperNoun)

    Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.

    In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard French.

  5. Acadian(ProperNoun)

    Acadian epoch: the Middle Cambrian.

    The Burgess Shale contains fossils of very odd organisms that lived during the Acadian.

  6. Origin: * First attested in 1705.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acadian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia

  2. Acadian(noun)

    a native of Acadie

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