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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. It is home to many rural communities.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A continental area of Paleozoic time which occupied in part the general position of the present Appalachian region.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)

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