- Chiefly Literary. Scotland.
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for caledonia
The Caledonia proceeded with increasing rapidity into the open sea.
Meanwhile the commander of the Chanzy's gig lay to at the gangway of the Caledonia.
He travelled with the Kennedys and myself on the Caledonia to Naples.
On the way to Aden the Caledonia only met a few ships—all English.
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- the Roman name for Scotland
Caledonia is now used poetically and, sometimes, humorously
Word Origin and History for caledonia
Roman name of part of northern Britain, taken from the name of former inhabitants, of unknown origin, perhaps Celtic; since 18c, applied poetically to Scotland or the Scottish Highlands. Related: Caledonian.
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