• WordNet 3.6
    • n Acadian an early French settler in the Maritimes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Acadian Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. "Acadian farmers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Acadian Pertaining or relating to Acadia or Nova Scotia.
    • n Acadian 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 Acadian 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. Paleontologically it is known as the Paradoxides horizon, contrasting with the Olenellus horizon, or Georgian stage, below, and with the Dicellocephalus horizon, or Saratogian stage, above. Its rocks are chiefly slates and shales.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Acadian a-kā′di-an of or native to Nova Scotia, Acadia being the name given to the country by the first French settlers in 1604.
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In literature:

And what Acadian lives who is not a friend of the ladies?
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Acadians, their expulsion, 4.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
The next moment two Acadians and four Spaniards lay bleeding in the brushwood.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
She looks as if she might have lived in the days of the Acadians, she's so thin and gaunt.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
Acadians, cruelties perpetrated by, on the English frontier settlers, i.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
In the patois of the country the people are called "Cajians," a corruption of Acadians.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
No student of these conditions expects or desires that the evolution shall be Acadian in its results.
"Chapters in Rural Progress" by Kenyon L. Butterfield
Acadians, being the descendants of the French who were allowed to remain in Nova-Scotia after it was ceded to the British.
"First History of New Brunswick" by Peter Fisher
There was none left round the ashes of the cottages of the Acadians but the faithful watch-dog, vainly seeking the hands that fed him.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IX (of X) - America - I" by Various
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed

In poetry:

For him who, to the music
Her pines and hemlocks played,
Set the old and tender story
Of the lorn Acadian maid;
"A Welcome To Lowell" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

If you've ever wondered if that was an endangered Delmarva fox squirrel that scampered across the lawn, or an Acadian Flycatcher perched overhead, the Chesapeake Bay Trust has a new app.
Acadian provides the equipment and staffs the call center, and Covenant 's logo is on the equipment.
Most Acadians and Cajuns are also Creoles , a term that implies a mixing of cultures, says Watson.
Holly Little, market development scientist for Acadian AgriTech, shows the results of bionutrition programs on citrus plants, and what her study means for turf.
The exhibit, called " Furnishing Louisiana," includes 12 galleries of Creole and rustic Acadian furniture such as armoires, high-post beds, chests, tables, footstools and a child's cradle.
Acadian Wins Inc Magazine's Hire Power Award.
Acadian Wins Inc Magazine 's Hire Power Award.
Thanks to appropriate riding gear and the help of Acadian Ambulance medics , a father and daughter survived a near-fatal motorcycle crash in St Martinville, La.
The Acadian Museum of Erath will induct long-time Lafayette Televison Anchor and Community Volunteer, Maria Placer into its Order of Living Legends.
The event will be a fundraiser for the Acadian Museum, a volunteer non-profit organization.
The haute pub cuisine includes Acadian tourtière (meat pie) and fresh beer-battered haddock.
Acadian Museum of Erath to honor Former Governor Edwin Edwards along with Pvt .
Acadian Museum of Erath and Vermilion Parish Celebrate.
This project by the Acadian Home Builders Association and KATC TV3 benefits several local non-profit agencies.
Acadian Companies, Schumacher Group, Louisiana Rice Mill receive top honors at annual Acadiana Top 50 Business Luncheon Sept 1.