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Arcadia

[ahr-key-dee-uh]
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noun
  1. a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people.
  2. any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
  3. a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
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Arcadia

noun
  1. a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq km (1686 sq miles)
  2. Also called (poetic): Arcady (ˈɑːkədɪ) the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance
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Arcadia

see Arcadian.

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