Alascan

noun
Alas·​can | \ ə-ˈla-skən How to pronounce Alascan (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of Alascan

: a foreign Protestant in England during the reign of Edward VI

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First Known Use of Alascan

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alascan

Johannes a Lasco (Jan Laski) †1560 Polish religious reformer in charge of foreign Protestants in London (about 1550) + English -an

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“Alascan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alascan. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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