from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a group of people in southern Louisiana descended from French colonists exiled from Acadia in the 18th century.
- adj. Of or relating to the Cajuns or their culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of an ethnic group of Acadian French origin, primarily living in Southern Louisiana.
- adj. Relating to the Cajun people or their culture.
- adj. Of spicy food prepared in the style of the Cajun people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Louisiana, a person reputed to be Acadian French descent. Also used attributively, as in Cajun cooking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fiber-plant, Furcræa Cubensis, of the amaryllis family, a native of tropical America. It yields a strong white fiber used for cordage. Compare cocuiza.
- n. See Cadjen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')
Alteration of Acadian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An Anglicization of the Acadian French Cadien, an aphaeretic form of Acadien ("Acadian"), reflecting the palatization of /dj/ to /d͡ʒ/ in the Acadian dialect. (Wiktionary)