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Carolinian1

[kar-uh-lin-ee-uh n] /ˌkær əˈlɪn i ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to North Carolina or South Carolina or both.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of North Carolina or of South Carolina.
Origin of Carolinian1
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705; Carolin(a) + -ian

Carolinian2

[kar-uh-lin-ee-uh n] /ˌkær əˈlɪn i ən/
adjective
1.
Carolingian (def 1).
2.
noun
3.
Carolingian (def 3).
Origin
< Medieval Latin Carolīn(us) Carolin(e)1 + -ian
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Examples from the Web for Carolinian
Historical Examples
  • A few years only back, every Carolinian rode to town, and the motor was unknown.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams
  • I hastened to the spot—and there I found my great Carolinian.

    A Bird-Lover in the West Olive Thorne Miller
  • The system of Descartes was followed by Swedish philosophers of the Carolinian epoch.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • Every true Carolinian voted for him to the hilt, but how was he defeated?

    Manuel Pereira F. C. Adams
  • She marries a Carolinian whom she does not love, and accompanies him to his plantation-home.

  • The excitable Carolinian has got some one to hear him abuse Cuba, and glorify Charleston.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • Snipes was a Carolinian, of remarkable strength and courage.

    The Life of Francis Marion William Gilmore Simms
  • I would ask, being as little familiar with the low country settlements as any native-born Carolinian could be.

    The Master of Appleby

    Francis Lynde
  • Ere our arrival, our brother Carolinian Royalists had shown themselves in some force.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • One case is recalled of the spoiled body servant of a gallant Carolinian, one of General Wheeler's brigade commanders.

British Dictionary definitions for Carolinian

Carolinian1

/ˌkærəˈlɪnɪən/
adjective, noun
1.
a variant of Caroline, Carolingian

Carolinian2

/ˌkærəˈlɪnɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to North or South Carolina
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of North or South Carolina
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