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Abbr. NC or N.C.
A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by colonists from Virginia in the mid-1600s, was part of the province of Carolina until 1691, and became a separate British colony in 1711. North Carolina ratified the United States Constitution in 1789. It seceded in May 1861 and was readmitted to the Union in 1868. The state has long been a center of tobacco growing and processing. Raleigh is the capital and Charlotte the largest city.
North Car·o·lin′i·an (-lĭn′ē-ən) adj. & n.
(Placename) a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain rising to the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains in the west. Capital: Raleigh. Pop: 8 407 248 (2003 est). Area: 126 387 sq km (48 798 sq miles). Abbreviation: N.C. or NC (with zip code)
a state in the SE United States. 8,049,313; 52,586 sq. mi. (136,198 sq. km). Cap.: Raleigh. Abbr.: NC, N.C.
North′ Carolin′ian, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||North Carolina - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies|
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - a national park in Tennessee and North Carolina that includes the highest mountain in the eastern United States
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
Cape Fear - a cape in southeastern North Carolina extending into the Atlantic Ocean
Cape Hatteras - a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina; "frequent storms drive ships to their destruction on Cape Hatteras"
Hatteras Island - a barrier island running parallel to the North Carolina shore
capital of North Carolina, Raleigh - capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
Asheville - a town in western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west of Charlotte
Chapel Hill - a town in central North Carolina; site of the University of North Carolina
Durham - a city of north central North Carolina; site of Duke University
Fayetteville - a town in south central North Carolina
Goldsboro - a town that is a major tobacco center in eastern North Carolina
Greensboro - a city of north central North Carolina
Greenville - a city in eastern North Carolina; tobacco market
Wilmington - a town in southeastern North Carolina on the Cape Fear River
Winston-Salem - a city of north central North Carolina
Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains - a range of the Appalachians extending from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia
Cape Fear River - a river in North Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Fear
|2.||North Carolina - one of the British colonies that formed the United States|