demi·​can·​ton ˈde-mē-ˌkan-tᵊn How to pronounce demicanton (audio)
: one of the two divisions into which each of the three Swiss cantons Appenzell, Basel, and Unterwalden are separated

Word History


French demi-canton, from demi- (from demi half) + canton

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of demicanton was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Demicanton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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