meaning of Appalachian

Appalachian meaning in General Dictionary

Of or with respect to a string of mountains in the usa frequently called the Allegheny hills

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  • in or regarding Appalachia
  • a native or inhabitant of Appalachia
  • Of or pertaining to a chain of mountains in United Says, generally known as the Allegheny mountains.

Appalachian meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in mention of the us mountain range, c.1600, Mountaynes Apalatsi; written apalachen by Spanish explorers and initially in reference and then the southern end of range. Originally the name of the Apalachee, a Muskogean people of northwestern Florida, perhaps from Apalachee abalahci "other side of the lake" or Hitchiti (Muskogean) apalwahči "dwelling using one part." Spelling shifted under influence of adjectives in -ian.


Appalachian meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to a chain of hills in the United States, generally known as the Allegheny mountains.


Sentence Examples with the word Appalachian

The' four topographic belts of the state correspond very closely to the outcrops of its geological formations; the rocks of the Appalachian belt being of Palaeozoic age; the formation of the Highlands, Archaean; that of the Triassic Lowland, Triassic; that of the irregular hills of the Coastal Plain, Cretaceous and Tertiary.

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