Columbian

adjective
Co·​lum·​bi·​an | \ kə-ˈləm-bē-ən How to pronounce Columbian (audio) \

Definition of Columbian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to the United States
b : of or relating to Christopher Columbus
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Columbia or the Columbia River

Columbian

noun
plural Columbians

Definition of Columbian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Columbia

First Known Use of Columbian

Adjective

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Columbian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Columbian. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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