- a historically important region on the SE coast of India: now in Madras state.
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Examples from the Web for carnatic
I understand, then, Captain Parker, that you report the Carnatic fit for any service?
The Carnatic went fifty fathoms out of the line at that one twist.
Already they have taken the Carnatic and Bengal, now they want to take Mysore.At the Point of the Bayonet
G. A. Henty
I'll stir up a quarrel the way they do down in the Carnatic.The Little Clay Cart
(Attributed To) King Shudraka
The Carnatic is a country not much inferior in extent to England.
- a region of S India, between the Eastern Ghats and the Coromandel Coast: originally the country of the Kanarese; historically important as a rich and powerful trading centre; now part of Tamil Nadu state
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