Definitions for caledoniaˌkæl ɪˈdoʊ ni ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Cal•e•do•ni•aˌkæl ɪˈdoʊ ni ə(n.)
Chiefly Literary. Scotland.
Category: Geography (places)
the geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland
Latin name for Scotland, the northern part of the island of Britannia.
the ancient Latin name of Scotland; -- still used in poetry
Caledonia is the Latin name given by the Romans to the land in today's Scotland north of their province of Britannia, beyond the frontier of their empire. The etymology of the name is probably from a P-Celtic source. Its modern usage is as a romantic or poetic name for Scotland as a whole, comparable with Hibernia for Ireland and Britannia for the whole of Britain.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Roman name for Scotland N. of the Wall of Antoninus, since applied poetically to the whole of Scotland.
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