Share this entry

Share this page

North Carolina

Syllabification: North Car·o·li·na

Definition of North Carolina in English:

A state in the eastern central US, on the Atlantic coast; population 9,222,414 (est. 2008); capital, Raleigh; statehood, Nov. 21, 1789 (12). First settled by the English in the late 1600s, it was one of the original thirteen states.

Origin

Carolina from Carolus, the Latin name for Charles I and Charles II.

Derivatives

North Carolinian

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The North Carolinian BBQ, flavored with a thin vinegar-based sauce, was not to my personal liking - give me Memphis or Kansas City style any day - but others enjoyed it.
  • The data in the collection will include a comprehensive representation of species from these critical ecosystems: Midwestern prairies, Piedmont glades and prairies, Midwestern forests, and North Carolinian forests.
  • She in turn, shared memories of her growing up years in the same North Carolinian town - the same house - that she and her family now lived in.

Definition of North Carolina in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…