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[loh-th ee-uh n]
  1. a region in E Scotland. 700 sq. mi. (1813 sq. km).
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[loh-th ee-uh nz]
plural noun
  1. The, three former counties in SW Scotland: East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian.
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Examples from the Web for lothian

Historical Examples of lothian

  • Barrow, it seems, was at the Edinburgh University, which is in the county of Lothian.

    The Poetical Works of William Collins

    William Collins

  • Fresale, Jamieson adds, is still the vulgar pronunciation of the name in Lothian.

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

  • But there was no vice in this eccentric branch of the house of Lothian.

    London in the Sixties

    One of the Old Brigade

  • Sire, replied Lord Lothian, it is my duty to follow your majesty.

  • People like Lothian behaved pretty much as they liked, of course.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

British Dictionary definitions for lothian


pl n
  1. the Lothians three historic counties of SE central Scotland (now council areas): East Lothian, West Lothian, and Midlothian (including Edinburgh)
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