New England

New England

noun
an area in the NE United States, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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New England
 
n
1.  the NE part of the US, consisting of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut: settled originally chiefly by Puritans in the mid-17th century
2.  a region in SE Australia, in the northern tablelands of New South Wales

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New England definition


Region in the northeastern United States that includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Note: The region is thought to have been named by Captain John Smith for its resemblance to the English coast.
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