low country

noun, often capitalized L&C

Definition of low country

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a low-lying country or region especially : the part of a southern state extending from the seacoast inland to the fall line

Low Country

geographical name
variants: or Lowcountry \ ˈlō-​ˌkən-​trē How to pronounce Lowcountry (audio) \

Definition of Low Country (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from low country


low-country \ ˈlō-​ˌkən-​trē How to pronounce low-country (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized L&C

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Enjoy traditional low country style architecture and great views on the dock in the exterior of Country Living House of the Year 2008. Country Living, "Country Living House of the Year 2008: Exterior Tour Video," 21 Sep. 2010 What’s happening Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar will host an all-you-can-eat, al fresco, low country boil. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego restaurants burst 4th with Independence Day specials," 28 June 2018 Split a half pound of peel-and-eat shrimp for $14, then try the low country catfish for $17. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "New to Louisville? These are the 5 restaurants you really must try," 5 June 2018 Jeremiah spearheads whipping up a low country boil complete with corn, crawfish, potatoes and sausage, shrimp and crab. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Twerking in a Speedo, Shotgunning Beers and One Last Roommate Fight: Floribama Shore's Final Days," 8 Jan. 2018 There were many of those to be found on Tuesday morning, as the conservative congressman and former governor held a series of public events in his low country coastal district that became cathartic anti-Republican therapy sessions. Jim Newell, Slate Magazine, "How one GOP congressman is handling voter fury at his town halls.," 18 Apr. 2017 Cheri: Georgia Bulldog football Saturdays, moss draped Oak trees, the Square in Oxford, antiquing, low country boils at the beach, sweet tea, pretty tablescapes with family treasures, and storytelling amongst family and friends. Erin Shaw Street, Southern Living, "Southern Coterie: The Must-Visit Virtual Front Porch," 13 Feb. 2013

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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