Pronunciation: (ap"u-lā'chē-un, -chun, -lach'ē-un, lach'un), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/appalachian.html on line 81 [key]
1. of or pertaining to the Appalachian Mountains.
2. of or pertaining to the region of Appalachia, its inhabitants, or their culture.
3. Geol.of or pertaining to the orogeny and accompanying intrusion that occurred in eastern North America during the Pennsylvanian and Permian periods.
a native or inhabitant of Appalachia, esp. one of predominantly Scotch-Irish, English, or German ancestry who exemplifies the characteristic cultural traditions of this region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.