Definition for appalachian (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for appalachian
Reading the Encyclopedia Brittanica while walking the Appalachian Trail!
Rep. Mark Sanford, the Appalachian trail-hopping ex-governor who now represents the city in Congress, spent the day in Washington.South Carolina Republicans Snub Desegregation Judge|Michael Tomasky|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 19, she hiked the Appalachian Trail with friends and went to work on a cattle ranch in Texas.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To have something like that come out of a small Appalachian town and go somewhere so different is just fantastic.Farmwear Label, Pointer Brand, Hits High Fashion Note|Misty White Sidell|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With his campaign in turmoil, the former governor might be itching to hit the Appalachian Trail again.Mark Sanford’s Formidable Opponent: Stephen Colbert’s Sister|Jack Bass|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Kaatskill (kats'kil), a group of mountains of the Appalachian system in New York state.Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.|William H. Elson
The Appalachian ranges at this point reach their highest altitude on the continent.
Page 481: "Apalachian" changed to "Appalachian" (at a spot near the Appalachian mountains).Western Scenes and Reminiscences|Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
After dinner we left this place, and after going about three or four miles, we arrived at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 11)|Archer Butler Hulbert
Habitat: (See map); best in lower Ohio valley and southern Appalachian mountains.Wood and Forest|William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for appalachian (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for appalachian (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for appalachian
in reference to the North American mountain range, c.1600, Mountaynes Apalatsi; written apalachen by Spanish explorers and originally in reference only to the southern end of the range. Originally the name of the Apalachee, a Muskogean people of northwestern Florida, perhaps from Apalachee abalahci "other side of the river" or Hitchiti (Muskogean) apalwahči "dwelling on one side." Spelling shifted under influence of adjectives in -ian.