Definition of Acadia

1. Noun. The French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

Definition of Acadia

1. Proper noun. (history) A colonial territory owned by France in the 17th and early 18th centuries, spanning over what is now northeast USA and the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland) ¹

2. Proper noun. Acadia National Park, a national park in Maine ¹

3. Proper noun. A parish in southern Louisiana settled by Acadian exiles. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acadia

Acacia cambegei
Acacia catechu
Acacia dealbata
Acacia farnesiana
Acacia melanoxylon
Acacia pycnantha
Acacia xanthophloea
Academy Award
Academy Awards
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Sciences
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Acadia (current term)
Acadia National Park
Acalypha virginica
Acanthia lectularia
Acanthisitta chloris
Acanthocereus pentagonus
Acanthocereus tetragonus

Literary usage of Acadia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"The hapless Acadia was the shuttlecock to French and English battledores. ... As compared with Canada, Acadia received little or no help from the home ..."

2. History of Canada: From the Time of Its Discovery Till the Union Year 1840-41 by François-Xavier Garneau (1866)
"France, again become mistress of Acadia by the treaty of St. ... Treaty of peace and commerce signed between the governments of Acadia and Now England. ..."

3. A Historical Geography of the British Colonies by Charles Prestwood Lucas (1901)
"CHAPTER VI Acadia AND HUDSON BAY IN ihe last chapter the main stream of Canadian history has been followed down to the Treaty of Utrecht. ..."

4. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles Washington Baird (1885)
"1 Acadia was feebly held by the French after the destruction of Port Royal ... Another New England force, under General Nicholson, conquered Acadia in 1710 ..."

5. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1887)
"THE MAPS AND BOUNDS OF Acadia. BY THE EDITOR. THE cartography of Acadia begins with that coast, "discovered by the English," which is made a part of Asia in ..."

6. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"After many changes of ownership backward ?.nd forward it was de- Acadia finally tided ... But what was Acadia? England . D .. .. . , As customarily applied, ..."

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