from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of the eastern United States including the Appalachian Mountains.
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- proper n. A region in the eastern United States, near part of the Appalachian Mountains, that stretches from southern New York state to northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia, usually excluding New England.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A continental area of Paleozoic time which occupied in part the general position of the present Appalachian region.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
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