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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Australia northwest of Melbourne. A port of entry at the mouth of the Torrens River, it was founded in 1836. Population: 1,110,000.

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  • proper n. A female given name
  • proper n. State capital of South Australia, named in honor of Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state capital of South Australia

Etymologies

Borrowed from the French form of Old High German Adalheidis, adal "noble" + heid "nature, character". A cognate of Alice. (Wiktionary)

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