Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada

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Alternate forms of Canada

Derivations: canadian

Origin of the word Canada

  1. 1568 (implied in Canadian), said to be a Latinized form of a word for "village" in an Iroquoian language of the St. Lawrence valley that had gone extinct by 1600. Most still-spoken Iroquoian languages have a similar word (e.g. Mohawk kana:ta "town"). Canada goose is attested from 1772. more

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