Avalon

noun
Av·​a·​lon | \ ˈa-və-ˌlän How to pronounce Avalon (audio) \

Definition of Avalon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a paradise to which Arthur is carried after his death

Avalon

geographical name
Av·​a·​lon | \ ˈa-və-ˌlän How to pronounce Avalon (audio) \

Definition of Avalon (Entry 2 of 2)

peninsula of southeastern Newfoundland, Canada, jutting into the Atlantic

First Known Use of Avalon

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Avalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avalon. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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