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

  • A region of the northeast United States consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

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  • proper noun US Collectively, the six states of the United States colonized by the English in the 17th century, namely Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
  • proper noun Australia a loosely defined region in the north of the state of New South Wales.

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  • noun a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut

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Examples

  • Well, it's what he called New England running back

    SI.com

  • Well, it's what he called New England running back

    CNN.com

  • Speaks likes what she calls New England codfish dinner: a combination of shredded salt cod, mashed potatoes, mashed beets and cubes of fried salt pork.

    News/local from www.chieftain.com

  • She delivered direct groin shots to Obama with finesse and aplomb, and in rapid succession no less, like I haven't seen inflicted since I don't know when! springer: Thursday, September 04, 2008 12: 09: 00 AM I was wavering - a nervous nellie - being what you call a New England Republican, totally supportive of the Bush clan - I worried.

    ChuckerCanuck 2.0

  • She delivered direct groin shots to Obama with finesse and aplomb, and in rapid succession no less, like I haven't seen inflicted since I don't know when! springer: Thursday, September 04, 2008 12: 09: 00 AM I was wavering - a nervous nellie - being what you call a New England Republican, totally supportive of the Bush clan - I worried.

    ChuckerCanuck 2.0

  • One cannot hear it in America outside of the little corner called New England, which is Yankee land.

    Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories

  • I spoke to Joe Namath for about 15 minutes Thursday morning for another article, and, of course, the conversation eventually turned to Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and the vulgar name he called New England quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday in The Daily News.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Summer in New England is short, but very sweet, a time where plants, birds, insects and animals come out of hibernation to feed, nest, fight and mate.

    New Hampshire Public Radio

  • As the name New England might suggest, many of these town names were transplanted from the British Isles.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 2

  • There are the so-called "broad a" heard sometimes in words like bath and last: the "r-less vowel" heard in both stressed and unstressed positions -- park your car in the lumber yard would give you four examples; and what is sometimes referred to as the New England short o, falling between the o of go and the u of cut, which makes road sound like rod, or boat like bot, to name two.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

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  • I tell you, Leslie, that for intense, self-centred, smouldering volcanoes of humanity, New England cannot be matched the world over.

    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1884, A Country Doctor

    December 18, 2009