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

  • A city of southeast Brazil, a suburb of São Paulo. Population: 200,000.
  • n. Materials relating to American history, folklore, or geography or considered to be typical of American culture: Americana are featured in the exhibit.
  • n. The culture of America: "[Hip-hop is] as much of a fixture in Americana as hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet” ( Ken Capobianco).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. All things peculiar to the United States' culture and people, anything that is a symbol of American life.
  • n. An amalgam of roots musics formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical ethos; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influential styles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any artifact (such a books or furniture or art) that is distinctive to America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Books and papers relating to America, particularly to its early history, geography, etc.

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

  • n. any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America


American +‎ -ana (Wiktionary)



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