an area in the NE United States, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
the NE part of the US, consisting of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut: settled originally chiefly by Puritans in the mid-17th century
a region in SE Australia, in the northern tablelands of New South Wales

1616, named by Capt. John Smith. As an adjective, New English (1630s) is older than New Englandish (1863).

Region in the northeastern United States that includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Note: The region is thought to have been named by Captain John Smith for its resemblance to the English coast.


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