Definitions for acadianəˈkeɪ di ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
A•ca•di•anəˈkeɪ di ən(n.)
a native or inhabitant of Acadia.
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.
(adj.)of or pertaining to Acadia.
an early French settler in the Maritimes
A native of Acadia.
Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture.
Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.
Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.
In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard French.
Acadian epoch: the Middle Cambrian.
The Burgess Shale contains fossils of very odd organisms that lived during the Acadian.
Origin: * First attested in 1705.
of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia
a native of Acadie