• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Appalachian in or relating to Appalachia
    • n Appalachian a native or inhabitant of Appalachia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Appalachian Of or pertaining to a chain of mountains in the United States, commonly called the Allegheny mountains.☞ The name Appalachian was given to the mountains by the Spaniards under De Soto, who derived it from the neighboring Indians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Appalachian Appellative of or pertaining to a system of mountains in eastern North America, extending from Cape Gaspé, in the province of Quebec, to northern Alabama, and divided into many ranges bearing separate names. The whole system has also been called the Alleghanies, after its most extensive division. The name Appalachian was first applied by the Spaniards to the extreme southern part of the system. Also sometimes spelled Apalachian, after the Spanish orthography.
    • Appalachian In geology, specially noting an anticlinal fold, slightly overthrown so as to have one flank dipping more steeply than the other. See the extract.
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In literature:

This is called the Appalachian Forest.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Before they first appeared, parts of the Eastern Appalachians had paralleled our eastern sea coast for many million years.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
In the United States the Clinton ores have partaken in the Appalachian folding.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The Appalachian warriors, with hideous yells and great bravery, rushed into the lake to meet their foes.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
Coverlets woven in "Appalachian America," 145.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
When the white man came to North America, he found himself hemmed in to the Atlantic coast by the long range of the Appalachians.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
These "contemporary ancestors" of ours in the Appalachian region have all the marks of the pioneer.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
In any case, the Great Smoky mountains are the master chain of the Appalachian system, the greatest mass of highland east of the Rockies.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
All along the Appalachian Mountains the iron has been gathered in beds which are being mined.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Washington now prepared for a tour to the west of the Appalachian Mountains, to visit his lands on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving

In poetry:

And in places
Along the Appalachian chain,
I saw steel arms handling coal and iron,
And I saw the white-cauliflower faces
Of miner's wives waiting for the men to come home from the day's work.
"Pennsylvania" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Appalachian Regional Commission and the US & Foreign Commercial Service on Friday signed an export promotion partnership designed to increase exports in Appalachian -based businesses.
Senior Darren White scored a career-high 36 points to lead Campbell to a 101-82 win over Appalachian State on Friday night.
Darren White scored a career-high 36 points, including 28 in the second half, as Campbell beat Appalachian State 101-82 Friday night in nonconference play.
White, Campbell beats Appalachian State 101-82.
FROM THE APPALACHIAN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT (full release) ASHEVILLE, NC (December 8, 2011) — Seven billion dollars.
Kerry Kearney & Maria Fairchild: Appalachian Diaries.
My favorite rides are usually on the Blue Ridge Parkway by way of the connecting back roads that bring multitudes of motorcycle riders to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.
As days get shorter and nights become chillier, the annual fall foliage show is getting under way in the Southern Appalachians.
The packages of rice along with other hiking essentials put the pack at about 40 pounds, a good weight to train for his upcoming 5-month hike along the Appalachian Trail.
Students from 35 schools across 11 counties were entered in the Capital City Pumpkin Drop at Appalachian Power Park.
Stamford native Benton MacKaye, photographed in the late 1930s, proposed the Appalachian Trail in 1921.
In regard to floral diversity, the Southern Appalachian region is unsurpassed by any other temperate region in the world.
On 75th anniversary, Appalachian Trail doing better with age.
Several years ago, I discovered yet another wonderful attraction in the North Carolina mountains — Appalachian State University football.
Appalachian State's Brian Okam had an embarrassing free throw attempt go viral.