Caroline

adjective
Car·​o·​line | \ ˈker-ə-ˌlīn How to pronounce Caroline (audio) , ˈka-rə-, -lən \
variants: or Carolean \ ˌker-​ə-​ˈlē-​ən How to pronounce Carolean (audio) , ˌka-​rə-​ \

Definition of Caroline

: of or relating to Charles used especially with reference to Charles I and Charles II of England

First Known Use of Caroline

1652, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Caroline

New Latin carolinus, from Medieval Latin Carolus Charles

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“Caroline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caroline. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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