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Carnatic

[kahr-nat-ik]
noun
  1. a historically important region on the SE coast of India: now in Madras state.
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Historical Examples of carnatic

  • I understand, then, Captain Parker, that you report the Carnatic fit for any service?

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • The Carnatic went fifty fathoms out of the line at that one twist.

    The Two Admirals

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • Already they have taken the Carnatic and Bengal, now they want to take Mysore.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for carnatic

Carnatic

noun
  1. 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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