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  1. Chiefly Literary. Scotland.
  2. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for caledonia

Historical Examples of caledonia

  • The Caledonia proceeded with increasing rapidity into the open sea.

    The Coming Conquest of England

    August Niemann

  • 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.

  • One of them is a little wabbly, but what can you expect from Caledonia?

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    Eugene Wood

British Dictionary definitions for caledonia


  1. the Roman name for Scotland
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Caledonia is now used poetically and, sometimes, humorously
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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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