Acadia



a former French colony in SE Canada: ceded to Great Britain 1713.
Contemporary Examples

On Tuesday, we took the kids to Acadia National Park—about 55 miles from where we were staying.
Testing Automatic Link, the FitBit for Your Car Jamie Todd Rubin July 7, 2014

Historical Examples

He arrived in Acadia in 1650, with his wife, Franoise Gaudet.
The Land of Evangeline John Frederic Herbin

Of all the hotbeds of intrigue, Acadia, from its position, had become the worst.
Canada: the Empire of the North Agnes C. Laut

The limits were afterwards reduced, and the boundaries of Acadia became a cause of contention between France and England.
The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History Various

As in Acadia and New York, peace or no peace, a clash was inevitable.
Canada: the Empire of the North Agnes C. Laut

Messengers were sent to call the tribes of Acadia and in response to the summons 400 warriors assembled at Port Royal.
Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond

Even these offers were rejected, and England would not resign Acadia.
A Half Century of Conflict – Volume I Francis Parkman

It may interest the reader to know that these are the first, the only likenesses of the real Evangelines of Acadia.
Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens

Is he not within ten miles of either the British flag or Acadia?
Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens

He also entered the University of Acadia College, where he graduated in the honours course in 1860.
The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3 John Charles Dent

noun

the Atlantic Provinces of Canada
the French-speaking areas of these provinces

(formerly) a French colony in the present-day Atlantic Provinces: ceded to Britain in 1713

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