of or relating to or its inhabitants.
a native or inhabitant of .
(def 1).
Contemporary Examples

There could be no more fitting companion for the Acadian chicken stew entree inscribed on a blackboard in the dining room.
On the Canadian Border, It’s Pancakes for Every Meal Jane & Michael Stern July 5, 2014

Historical Examples

In a word the Acadian mothers see their babes die at the breast not having wherewith to nourish them.
Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond

The decrepit figure in its quaint Acadian garb was one to be remembered.
Earth’s Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts

The Acadian stooped at once and with a quick splash launched his canoe.
Bonaventure George Washington Cable

The Acadian caterpillar often turns into a Creole butterfly.
Bonaventure George Washington Cable

The victory of the English arms was followed by the removal of the bulk of the Acadian population from Acadia.
A Historical Geography of the British Colonies Charles Prestwood Lucas

And here, at this turn of the road, we encounter two Acadian peasants.
Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens

You could not have told whether the Acadian saw the black man or not.
Bonaventure George Washington Cable

But we are again in the Acadian forest—a truce to moralizing—let us enjoy the scenery.
Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens

We have had a steel engraving of Faed’s picture which is so well known, but I have never seen an Acadian in the flesh.
The Heir to Grand Pr John Frederic Herbin

denoting or relating to Acadia or its inhabitants
any of the early French settlers in Nova Scotia, many of whom were deported to Louisiana in the 18th century See also Cajun

1705, from Acadia, Latinized form of Acadie, French name of Nova Scotia, probably from Archadia, the name given to the region by Verrazano in 1520s, from Greek Arkadia, emblematic in pastoral poetry of a place of rural peace (see Arcadian); the name may have been suggested to Europeans by the native Micmac (Algonquian) word akadie “fertile land.” The Acadians, expelled by the English in 1755, settled in large numbers in Louisiana (see Cajun, which is a corruption of Acadian).


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