from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Acadia or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. One of the early French settlers of Acadia.
  • n. A descendant of these settlers, especially a Cajun.
  • n. A dialect of French spoken by the Acadians.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.
  • proper n. A French speaking descendant of the early settlers in the Maritime Provinces.
  • proper n. Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.
  • proper n. Acadian epoch; the Middle Cambrian; the geologic time period from 497 million year ago to 509 million year ago.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to Acadia or Nova Scotia.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Acadia or Nova Scotia; specifically, one of the original French settlers of Acadia, or of the descendants of those who were expelled in a body by the English in 1755, many of whom formed communities in Louisiana, then a French colony, and have retained the name.
  • n. In geology, the middle division or stage of the Cambrian system of eastern North America, named from its typical development in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but extending into Newfoundland, Cape Breton, and eastern Massachusetts, and perhaps farther south in the Appalachian region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an early French settler in the Maritimes


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