- of or relating to Acadia or its inhabitants.
Origin of Acadian
Examples from the Web for acadian
There could be no more fitting companion for the Acadian chicken stew entree inscribed on a blackboard in the dining room.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal
Jane & Michael Stern
July 6, 2014
The decrepit figure in its quaint Acadian garb was one to be remembered.
Old Remi Corveau was a man of means among the Acadian peasants.
The Acadian stooped at once and with a quick splash launched his canoe.
This and most of the unbroken English of this story stands for Acadian French.
With an Acadian girl such a thing was impossible But girls do not need words.
- denoting or relating to Acadia or its inhabitants
- any of the early French settlers in Nova Scotia, many of whom were deported to Louisiana in the 18th centurySee also Cajun
Word Origin and History for acadian
1705, from Acadia, Latinized form of Acadie, French name of Nova Scotia, probably from Archadia, the name given to the region by Verrazano in 1520s, from Greek Arkadia, emblematic in pastoral poetry of a place of rural peace (see Arcadian); the name may have been suggested to Europeans by the native Micmac (Algonquian) word akadie "fertile land." The Acadians, expelled by the English in 1755, settled in large numbers in Louisiana (see Cajun, which is a corruption of Acadian).