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- Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
- (geology) Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.
- A native of Acadia or their descendants who moved to Louisiana; a Cajun. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
- (Canada) A French speaking descendant of the early settlers in the Maritime Provinces.
- (rare) Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.
- In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard French.
- (rare) Acadian epoch; the Middle Cambrian; the geologic time period from 497 million year ago to 509 million year ago.
- The Burgess Shale contains fossils of very odd organisms that lived during the Acadian.
- Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
- ^ Gove, Philip Babcock, ed. Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged. Springfield: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976.