Definition of Americana

1. Noun. Any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America.

Definition of Americana

1. Noun. All things peculiar to the United States' culture and people, anything that is a symbol of American life. ¹

2. Noun. (music) An amalgam of roots musics formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical ethos; specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and other external influential styles. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Americana

American wall fern
American water ouzel
American water shrew
American water spaniel
American watercress
American white birch
American white oak
American white pine
American widgeon
American widgeons
American wire gauge
American wistaria
American wisteria
American woodcock
American wormseed
Americana (current term)

Literary usage of Americana

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"A more showy tree than P. americana, blooming earlier, ... The southern representative of P. americana, as P. nigra is the northern : it is treelike, ..."

2. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1889)
"PART I. Americana IN LIBRARIES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES. ... enumerates and characterizes many of the bibliographies of Americana, beginning with the chapter, ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1892)
"The fifth cubital remex is absent. The oil-gland is large and tufted. 72. Godman and Salvin's 'Biologia Centrati-Americana' [Biologia ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"Observations on the Cytology o/" Achlya Americana (Humphrey) var. nov. By AH TROW. 1. The nucleus in Achlya Americana has a structure which agrees in many ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"A Pharmacological Study of Cannabis Americana.—HOUGHTON and HAMILTON (Therapeutic Gazette, 1908, xxxii, 26) conclude a study of Cannabis americana (Canabis ..."

6. North America by Anthony Trollope (1862)
"CEBES Americana. none of the numerous passengers out of the boat should have entered those cabins except myself; and why the inmates of the cabins should ..."

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