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[uh-key-dee-uh] /əˈkeɪ di ə/
a former French colony in SE Canada: ceded to Great Britain 1713.
French Acadie
[a-ka-dee] /a kaˈdi/ (Show IPA)
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  • He arrived in Acadia in 1650, with his wife, Franoise Gaudet.

    The Land of Evangeline John Frederic Herbin
  • Is he not within ten miles of either the British flag or Acadia?

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • The limits were afterwards reduced, and the boundaries of Acadia became a cause of contention between France and England.

  • Acadia for the third time fell into the hands of the English.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • Messengers were sent to call the tribes of Acadia and in response to the summons 400 warriors assembled at Port Royal.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
  • A story of the conflict in Acadia after its conquest by the British.

    The Gold Trail Harold Bindloss
  • It may interest the reader to know that these are the first, the only likenesses of the real Evangelines of Acadia.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • Of all the hotbeds of intrigue, Acadia, from its position, had become the worst.

  • He also entered the University of Acadia College, where he graduated in the honours course in 1860.

British Dictionary definitions for Acadia


  1. the Atlantic Provinces of Canada
  2. the French-speaking areas of these provinces
(formerly) a French colony in the present-day Atlantic Provinces: ceded to Britain in 1713
French name Acadie (akadi)
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