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Columbian (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America, or his life or time.
    • 1992, Ivan Van Sertima - Golden age of the Moor: Volume 11 - Page 267
      This tradition of a colorblind slavery was carried on for a while at the beginning of the Columbian era when white slaves were introduced into the Americas.
  2. Of or from any of the places called Columbia.
  3. (dated or poetic) American, from the United States of America
  4. Misspelling of Colombian.


Columbian (countable and uncountable, plural Columbians)

  1. An inhabitant of any place called Columbia.
  2. (dated or poetic) An American, a person from the United States of America.
  3. A stamp from the Columbian Issue stamps.
  4. (uncountable, US printing, dated) A size of type between English and great primer, standardized as 16-point.
  5. Misspelling of Colombian.



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