demicanton

noun
demi·​can·​ton | \ ˈde-mē-ˌkan-tᵊn How to pronounce demicanton (audio) , -ˌtän \

Definition of demicanton

: one of the two divisions into which each of the three Swiss cantons Appenzell, Basel, and Unterwalden are separated

First Known Use of demicanton

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demicanton

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

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“Demicanton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demicanton. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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