Caledonia

[kal-i-doh-nee-uh]
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Caledonia

noun
  1. the Roman name for Scotland

usage

Caledonia is now used poetically and, sometimes, humorously
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Word Origin and History for caledonia

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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