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Cal·e·do·ni·an / ˌkaləˈdōnēən/ • adj. 1. (chiefly in names or geographical terms) of or relating to Scotland or the Scottish Highlands: the Caledonian Railway. 2. Geol. relating to or denoting a mountain-forming (orogenic) period in northwestern Europe and Greenland during the Early Paleozoic era, esp. the late Silurian. • n. 1. humorous or poetic/lit. a person from Scotland. 2. (the Caledonian) Geol. the Caledonian orogeny.

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Caledonia the Roman name for northern Britain, later applied poetically or rhetorically to Scotland, as in Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), ‘O Caledonia! stern and wild’.
Caledonian Canal a system of lochs and canals crossing Scotland from Inverness on the east coast to Fort William on the west. Built by Thomas Telford, it was opened in 1822. It traverses the Great Glen, part of its length being formed by Loch Ness.

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Caledonia (kă´lĬdō´nēə), Roman name for that part of the island of Great Britain that lies N of the firths of Clyde and Forth. The name first occurs in the works of Lucan (1st cent. AD) and has been used in modern times rhetorically and poetically to mean all of Scotland or the Scottish Highlands.

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Caledonian XVII.f. Calēdonia, Roman name of part of northern Britain, now assoc. with the Scottish Highlands or Scotland in general.

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