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New England

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  1. an area in the NE United States, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Related formsNew Eng·land·er, nounNew Eng·land·ish, adjective
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New England

noun
  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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Word Origin and History for new england

New England

1616, named by Capt. John Smith. As an adjective, New English (1630s) is older than New Englandish (1863).

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new england in Culture

New England

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

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