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Meaning of Appalachia

Ap•pa•la•chi•a

Pronunciation: (ap"u-lā'chē-u, -chu, -lach'ē-u, -lach'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a Paleozoic landmass, the erosion of which provided the sediments to form the rocks of the Appalachian Mountains.
  2. a region in the E United States, in the area of the S Appalachian Mountains, usually including NE Alabama, NW Georgia, NW South Carolina, E Tennessee, W Virginia, E Kentucky, West Virginia, and SW Pennsylvania.
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