a) Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture.
b) Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.
2. noun
a) A native of Acadia.

In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard French.

b) Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.

The Burgess Shale contains fossils of very odd organisms that lived during the Acadian.

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  • Acadian — A*ca di*an, a. Of or pertaining to Acadia, or Nova Scotia. Acadian farmers. Longfellow. n. A native of Acadie. [1913 Webster] {Acadian epoch} (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acadian — ACADIÁN s.n. A doua perioadă a cambrianului. [pr.: di an] – Din fr. acadien. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  acadián adj. m. (sil. di an), pl. acadiéni (sil. di eni); f. sg …   Dicționar Român

  • Acadian — 1705, from Acadia, Latinized form of Acadie, French name of Nova Scotia, probably from Archadia, the name given to the region by Verrazano in 1520s, from Gk. Arkadia, emblematic in pastoral poetry of a place of rural peace (see ARCADIAN (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Acadian — Logo der Marke Acadian Acadi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Acadian — noun Date: 1705 1. a native or inhabitant of Acadia 2. a descendant of the French speaking inhabitants of Acadia expelled after the French loss of the colony in 1755; especially Cajun • Acadian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Acadian — /euh kay dee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Acadia or its inhabitants. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Acadia. 3. Cajun (def. 1). [1695 1705, Amer.; ACADI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Acadian — n. resident of Acadia (former French colony in southeastern Canada) adj. pertaining to Acadia (former French colony in southeastern Canada) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Acadian — [ə keɪdɪən] chiefly historical adjective relating to the former French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia) in Canada. noun a native or inhabitant of Acadia, or a descendant of the Acadians …   English new terms dictionary

  • Acadian —    Newspaper published at Halifax.    Index: H Formerly Weekly Chronicle, 6; purchased and edited by Joseph Howe, 6; sold by Howe, 6 …   The makers of Canada

  • acadian — aca·di·an …   English syllables

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