English - Etymology
English - Pronunciation
English - Adjective
- Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
- (geology) Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.
English - Proper Noun
- A native of Acadia or their descendants who moved to Louisiana; a Cajun. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
- (Canada) A French speaking descendant of the early settlers in the Maritime Provinces.
- (rare) Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.
- (rare) Acadian epoch; the Middle Cambrian; the geologic time period from 497 million year ago to 509 million year ago.
English - Derived Terms
English - References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7)
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5)