[kal-i-doh-nee-uh n]


a native or inhabitant of Caledonia.


of or relating to Caledonia.

Origin of Caledonian

First recorded in 1900–05; Caledoni(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of caledonian

  • This was not quite how things appeared to the Caledonian chieftain Calgacus before he fought the invading Roman army in AD 83.

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    War! What Is It Good For? A Lot

    Nick Romeo

    August 13, 2014

Historical Examples of caledonian

British Dictionary definitions for caledonian



of or relating to Scotland
of or denoting a period of mountain building in NW Europe in the Palaeozoic era


literary a native or inhabitant of Scotland
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