3 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 Mountains — Appalachian redirects here. For the region, see Appalachia. Appalachian Mountains Appalachians Range …   Wikipedia

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