Orcadian

noun
Or·​ca·​di·​an | \ ȯr-ˈkā-dē-ən How to pronounce Orcadian (audio) \

Definition of Orcadian

: a native or inhabitant of the Orkney Islands

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Orcadian adjective

First Known Use of Orcadian

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Orcadian

Latin Orcades Orkney Islands

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“Orcadian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orcadian. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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