[ kar-uh-lahy-nuh; for 3 also Spanish kah-raw-lee-nah ]
/ ˌkær əˈlaɪ nə; for 3 also Spanish ˌkɑ rɔˈli nɑ /


a former English colony on the Atlantic coast of North America: officially divided into North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729.
a city in NE Puerto Rico, SE of San Juan.
Also called the Car·o·li·nas. North Carolina and South Carolina.


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/ (ˌkærəˈlaɪnə) /


a former English colony on the E coast of North America, first established in 1663: divided in 1729 into North and South Carolina, which are often referred to as the Carolinas
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