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

  • Roman Britain north of the Antonine Wall, which stretched from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde. Today the term is used as a poetic appellation for all of Scotland.

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  • proper n. Latin name for Scotland, the northern part of the island of Britannia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ancient Latin name of Scotland; -- still used in poetry.

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

  • n. the geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland


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