Of or pertaining to Acadia or Nova Scotia
- an early on French settler in Maritimes
- Of or related to Acadie, or Nova Scotia.
- A native of Acadie.
1705, from Acadia, Latinized as a type of Acadie, French title of Nova Scotia, most likely from Archadia, title provided to the location by Verrazano in 1520s, from Greek Arkadia, emblematic in pastoral poetry of someplace of outlying serenity (see Arcadian); the name was suggested to Europeans by the native Micmac (Algonquian) word akadie "fertile land." The Acadians, expelled by the English in 1755, settled in large numbers in Louisiana (see Cajun, that is a corruption of Acadian).
(a.) Of or with respect to Acadie, or Nova Scotia.
- (letter.) A native of Acadie.
Besides many memoirs in the Transactions of learned societies, he published Acadian Geology: The geological structure, organic remains and mineral resources of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island (1855; ed.