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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acadian  \A*ca"di*an\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Acadie  or  Nova  Scotia.  ``Acadian 
  farmers.''  --Longfellow.  --  n.  A  native  of  Acadie 
 
  {Acadian  epoch}  (Geol.),  an  epoch  at  the  beginning  of  the 
  American  paleozoic  time,  and  including  the  oldest  American 
  rocks  known  to  be  fossiliferous.  See  {Geology}. 
 
  {Acadian  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  North  American  owl 
  ({Nyctule  Acadica});  the  saw-whet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Acadian 
  n  :  an  early  French  settler  in  the  Maritimes  [syn:  {Acadian}] 




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