[kal-i-doh-nee-uh] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for caledonia

Historical Examples of caledonia

British Dictionary definitions for caledonia


  1. the Roman name for Scotland


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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