Origin of vineland
- a city in S New Jersey.
Examples from the Web for vineland
Leif gave a name to the country, and called it Vinland (Vineland).
Back they came to Vineland, and there passed the winter again.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)
He arrived at Leif's-booths, in Vineland, where they spent the winter, he and his crew employing themselves in fishing.
The city is full of beauty and repose, and the purple mountains gloriously seem to beckon us on deeper into the vineland.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
Frederic G. Kenyon
Manual training was introduced into the Vineland schools through the zeal of women.
- a variant spelling of Vinland
Word Origin and History for vineland
name supposedly given by Leif Ericson to lands he explored in northeastern North America c.1000; it could mean either "vine-land" or "meadow-land," and either way was perhaps coined to encourage settlement (cf. Greenland).
After Columbus' discovery, evidence of the earlier Norse discovery of America had been noted from time to time in the old sagas by those who could read them. In early 19c. the notion was seriously debated by Humboldt and other European scholars before winning their general acceptance by the 1830s. The Norse discovery of America began to be laid out in English-language publications in 1840. Physical evidence for it was uncovered by the excavations at L'Anse aux Meadows in 1960.