Appalachian
Appalachian N.Amer. mountain range, c.1600, Mountaynes Apalatsi; written apalachen by Spanish explorers and originally in reference only to the southern end of the range. Originally the name of the Apalachee, a Muskogean people of northwestern Florida, perhaps from Apalachee abalahci "other side of the river" or Hitchiti (Muskogean) apalwahДЌi "dwelling on one side." Spelling shifted under influence of adjectives in -ian.

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  • Appalachian — Ap pa*la chi*an, a. Of or pertaining to a chain of mountains in the United States, commonly called the {Allegheny} mountains. [1913 Webster] Note: The name Appalachian was given to the mountains by the Spaniards under De Soto, who derived it from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appalachian — /ap euh lay chee euhn, cheuhn, lach ee euhn, lach euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Appalachian Mountains. 2. of or pertaining to the region of Appalachia, its inhabitants, or their culture. 3. Geol. of or pertaining to the orogeny and… …   Universalium

  • Appalachian — noun Date: 1949 a white native or resident of the Appalachian mountain area …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Appalachian — Ap·pa·lach·i·an || ‚æpÉ™ leɪʃən adj. of the Appalachian Mountains (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Appalachian — Ap•pa•la•chi•an [[t]ˌæp əˈleɪ tʃi ən, tʃən, ˈlætʃ i ən, ˈlætʃ ən[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to Appalachia or the Appalachian Mountains 2) peo a native or inhabitant of Appalachia …   From formal English to slang

  • Appalachian — adjective /ˌæpəˈleɪtʃən,ˌæpəˈlætʃən,ˌæpəˈleɪʃən/ Referring to the region of Appalachia or its characteristics. See Also: Appalachians …   Wiktionary

  • appalachian — ap·pa·la·chian …   English syllables

  • Appalachian — /æpəˈleɪʃən/ (say apuh layshuhn), US /æpəˈleɪtʃiən/ (say apuh laycheeuhn) adjective Geology relating to the major mountain building episode which occurred in eastern North America in the late Devonian and early Mississippian periods …   Australian English dictionary

  • Appalachian — I noun a native or inhabitant of Appalachia • Derivationally related forms: ↑Appalachia • Hypernyms: ↑American II adjective in or relating to Appalachia • Pertains to noun: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Appalachian Ohio — is a bioregion and political unit in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio characterized by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Like any other region, its exact definition varies, although the Governor s Office of Appalachia,… …   Wikipedia

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