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

Examples of low country in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These transition zones are most often either along the swamps and bogs of the low country or high up on the ridges and mountains. Hal Blood, Outdoor Life, "3 Great Places to Take a Stand in the Big Woods," 10 Nov. 2020 Jimmy Orr, the Baltimore Colts’ receiver who teamed with quarterback Johnny Unitas in one of the N.F.L.’s leading passing combinations of the 1960s, died on Tuesday at his home in Brunswick, Ga., in the state’s coastal low country. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Jimmy Orr, a Favorite Target of the Colts’ Unitas, Dies at 85," 29 Oct. 2020 However, with rapid growth in the low country and in the suburban counties bordering Charlotte, the demographics here are changing. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Trump gambles on holding the line against renaming military bases," 16 June 2020 Their help has become critical not only in Manhattan but in places like South Carolina's 14th Judicial Circuit, a five-county area in the state's low country where Duffie Stone is the local prosecutor. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "The code breakers: This vault is ground zero for law enforcement's battle to unlock encrypted smartphones," 11 Feb. 2020 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

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First Known Use of low country


15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Low country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20country. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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