Pronunciation: (u-mer"i-kan'u, -kä'nu, -kā'nu), [key]
1. (often used with a pl. v.) books, papers, maps, etc., relating to America, esp. to its history, culture, and geography.
2. (used with a sing. v.) a collection of such materials.
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