a former French colony in SE Canada: ceded to Great Britain 1713.
French Acadie [a-ka-dee] . Unabridged
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Acadia (əˈkeɪdɪə, akadi)
1.  a.  the Atlantic Provinces of Canada
 b.  the French-speaking areas of these provinces
2.  (formerly) a French colony in the present-day Atlantic Provinces: ceded to Britain in 1713

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