Columbian

[ kuh-luhm-bee-uh n ]
/ kəˈlʌm bi ən /

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.

Origin of Columbian

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

Related forms

post-Co·lum·bi·an, adjective
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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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