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Definition of the noun acadian

What does acadian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Acadians

  1. an early French settler in the Maritimes
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic term: French Canadian = a Canadian descended from early French settlers and whose native language is French
    • more specific word: Cajun = a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia

Alternative definition of the noun acadian


  1. A native of Acadia.

Definition of the adjective acadian

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  1. Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.


Acadian was a make of automobile produced by General Motors of Canada from 1962 to 1971. The Acadian was introduced so that Canadian Pontiac-Buick dealers would have a compact model to sell, since the Pontiac Tempest was unavailable in Canada. Plans originally called for the Acadian to be based on the Chevrolet Corvair, which was produced at GM's Oshawa plant; however, the concept was moved to the Chevy II platform to be introduced for 1962. The brand was also offered in Chile, with models built in Arica.


  1. Acadian a.k.a. French, Cajun Language: Cajun French is a variety of the French language spoken primarily in Louisiana, specifically in the southern and southwestern parishes.
  2. The Acadian was the name of a passenger train of the Southern Pacific which ran daily between New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. The Acadian was one of several passenger trains, including the Sunset Limited and Argonaut, which operated over the "Sunset Route". The 1956 iteration of the Acadian departed Houston at 9:45 pm and arrived in New Orleans at 7:20 am the following morning, while the westbound train departed New Orleans at 9:20 pm and arrived in Houston 7:10 am. The Southern Pacific ended the Acadian in 1956.
  3. Acadian is a geologic time period.

Phrases with Acadian

  1. Acadian Redfish
  2. Acadian Rockfish
  3. Acadian Quillwort
  4. Acadian Whitefish
  5. Acadian Flycatcher
  6. Acadian Hairstreak
  7. Acadian Grouse Locust

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Google previewPractical Grammar, Based Upon the Text of Longfellow's "Evangeline" and a Selection from Prescott's "Conquest of Mexico," (1903)

by William Christopher Sayrs

Acadian is an adjective ; in the other, of Acadia is a prepositional phrase used as an adjective to tell what farmers. If there be difficulty in telling whether or not an expression is an adjective element, see if it modifies some noun or pronoun by ...

Google previewAuxiliary Selection Revisited (2015)

Gradience and Gradualness by Rolf Kailuweit, Malte Rosemeyer

Traditional Acadian is a variety of French spoken in Eastern Canada both open to anglicisms and conservative regarding archaisms dating back to pre-classic French. Corsican is a Roman language with a pre-Roman substratum spoken in ...

Google previewFrommer's 96 New England (1995)

by Dale Northrup

For sightseeing cruises, the diesel-powered Acadian is the boat to take. Cruise the shores of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park to a detailed narration of the sights. Cruises last one or two hours and cost $15.00 for adults, $10.50 for kids 6 ...

Google previewLiterary Digest (1902)

makes the following re, inder: “Neither the Indian nor the French Acadian is a serious factor 1 American civilization, and, as far as national feeling is ...

Google previewThe Spectator (1864)

Acadian is a good and a pronounceable description of the new nationality, which " British North American " can never be, and it will not, moreover, interfere with the use of the present names as provincial designations. A Newfoundlander can ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 23: Folk Art by Carol Crown, Cheryl Rivers, Charles Reagan Wilson

Acadian weaving is one of ...

Google previewContemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2015)

by Kathleen R. Arnold

Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian ...

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Small photo of CANADA - CIRCA 1981: a stamp printed in the Canada shows Painting of Acadia, Acadian Congress Centenary, circa 1981Small photo of Rocky hills and shoals in Acadian Park near Bar Harbor, MaineSmall photo of GRAND PRE NOVA SCOTIA MAY 27: Evangelina Sculpture in Grand Pre in Nova Scotia as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755, and the deportation of the Acadians on may 27 2014Small photo of Acadian LighthouseSmall photo of An Acadian flag on top of a lighthouse in rural Prince Edward Island, CanadaSmall photo of ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - AUGUST 2, 2016: A postmark printed in CANADA, Stamp 1930 on new. Museum at Grand Pre and Monument to Evangeline on Acadian Flag, Acadian Deportation 250th anniv., circa 2005Small photo of Acadian Cod .fish Acadian Style More...

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1D2I1A1N1

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