Canadian Shield

geographical name
variants: or Laurentian Plateau \ lȯ-​ˈren(t)-​shən How to pronounce Laurentian Plateau (audio) \

Definition of Canadian Shield

plateau region of eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S. extending from the Mackenzie River basin east to Davis Strait and south to southern Quebec, northeastern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, northwestern Michigan, and northeastern New York including the Adirondack Mountains

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27 Jan 2020

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“Canadian Shield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canadian%20Shield. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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