New England

geographical name

Definition of New England

1 the northeastern U.S. comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
2 region of southeastern Australia in the area of the New England Range (part of the Great Dividing Range) of northeastern New South Wales

Other Words from New England

New Englander \ ˈiŋ-​glən-​dər also ˈiŋ-​lən-​ How to pronounce New Englander (audio) \ noun
New Englandy \ ˈiŋ-​glən-​dē also ˈiŋ-​lən-​ How to pronounce New Englandy (audio) \ adjective

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“New England.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20England. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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