Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- In geology, specially noting an anticlinal fold, slightly overthrown so as to have one flank dipping more steeply than the other. See the extract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a chain of mountains in the United States, commonly called the
- adj. in or relating to Appalachia
- n. a native or inhabitant of Appalachia
- From a Native American village near present-day Tallahassee, Florida transcribed in Spanish as Apalchen or Apalachen [a.paˈla.tʃɛn]. The name was eventually used as for the tribe and region spreading well inland to the north. Now spelled "Appalachian", it is the fourth oldest surviving European place-name in the U.S. After the de Soto expedition in 1540, Spanish cartographers began to apply the name of the tribe to the mountains themselves. (compare ) (Wiktionary)
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“ACOSTA: Professor Robert Rupp likes Clinton's chances in what he calls the Appalachian primary.”
“She was very much absorbed in what you call Appalachian poor culture, and therefore I think this had a lot to do with our marriage in terms of her interests and mine.”
“The organic produce we raise -- on what used to be a tobacco farm here in Appalachian Virginia -- goes to our local farmers market, to a handful of restaurants, and to independent supermarkets in Virginia, Tennessee and neighboring states.”
“Re: Still, in Appalachian culture, everybody knows everybody.”
“Still, in Appalachian culture, everybody knows everybody.”
“Improved access, particularly to primary source material, will strengthen academic offerings in Appalachian Studies.”
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“It was the second straight year Chattanooga eliminated Appalachian from the conference tournament in the semifinals.”
“For Elder Webb, who celebrated the birth of a grandchild and 7th generation to call the Appalachian mountains home last month, the award comes at one of the most pivotal moments in the movement to end the destruction of his homeland, and the nation's carbon sink in America.”
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