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Columbian

[ kuh-luhm-bee-uhn ]
/ kəˈlʌm bi ən /
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adjective
Literary. pertaining to America or the United States.
pertaining to Christopher Columbus.
noun
Printing. a 16-point type of a size between English and great primer.
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Origin of Columbian

1750–60; Columbi(a) + -an or Columb(us) + -ian

OTHER WORDS FROM Columbian

post-Co·lum·bi·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Columbian

Columbian
/ (kəˈlʌmbɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to the United States
relating to Christopher Columbus
noun
a size of printer's type, approximately equal to 16 point; two-line Brevier
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