from The Century Dictionary.

  • In geology, specially noting an anticlinal fold, slightly overthrown so as to have one flank dipping more steeply than the other. See the extract.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a chain of mountains in the United States, commonly called the Allegheny mountains.

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

  • adjective Referring to the region of Appalachia or its characteristics.
  • noun A person from Appalachia.

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

  • adjective in or relating to Appalachia
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Appalachia


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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 )


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