Vandemonian

noun
Van·​de·​mo·​ni·​an | \ ˌvandə̇ˈmōnēən, -dēˈm- \
variants: or less commonly Vandiemenian \ -​mēnē-​ \ or Vandiemonian \ -​mōnē-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Vandemonian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a white inhabitant of Tasmania especially : one penally transported there before 1853

Vandemonian

adjective

Definition of Vandemonian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of or relating to a Vandemonian

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History and Etymology for Vandemonian

Noun

irregular (influenced by English demon entry 1) from Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) (from Anton Van Diemen †1645 Dutch statesman) + English -an

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“Vandemonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vandemonian. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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