low country


often capitalized L&C
: a low-lying country or region
especially : the part of a southern state extending from the seacoast inland to the fall line
low-country adjective often capitalized L&C

Examples of low country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The three of them embarked on a swamp tour and checked out crocodiles from a boat before digging into a low country boil. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 25 July 2023 Always with a new chapter for us in this low country saga. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2023 What Is The Show About? Happy to Be Home With the Benkos centers on historic home makeovers in South Carolina's low country. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 2 May 2023 Murdaugh's two arrests follows an almost unbelievable series of events that have captured the attention of the South Carolina low country, where the saga is taking place, as well as the rest of the nation. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 19 Oct. 2021 From the low country of the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, and bordered by Texas and Missouri, the BBQ Belt encompasses the following 12 states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 24 June 2021 The impact of the Murdaugh murders and the media circus that followed will likely be felt for a long time to come in this quiet corner of South Carolina’s low country. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2023 The result is kind of like a really boozy low country boil! Aly Walansky, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The brunch menu offers delicious favorites like low country shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles, plus sides of andouille sausage, smoked bacon with hot honey, and more. Kylee Van Horn and Allison Knott, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low country was in the 15th century

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“Low country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20country. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Low Country

geographical name

variants or Lowcountry
low-lying region along the Atlantic coasts of South Carolina and Georgia
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