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North Carolina

North Carolina

 
pronunciation:
north kae r laI n
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part of speech: noun
definition: a southeastern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast between Virginia and South Carolina. (abbr.: NC)
derivation: North Carolinian (n.)
Word History
Carolina means "the land of Charles" in Latin, after King Charles I of England, who established the first permanent European colony in the area. Carolina was divided into the colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina in 1710.