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South Car·o·li·na(kăr′ə-lī′nə) Abbr. SC or S.C.
A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was explored by the Spanish in the early 1500s but was granted by Charles II of England to eight of his principal supporters in 1663. The territory was divided into the colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729. South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. It was the first state to secede from the Union (1860), thus precipitating the Civil War. Columbia is the capital and the largest city.
South Car′o·lin′i·an (-lĭn′ē-ən) adj. & n.
(Placename) a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: the first state to secede from the Union in 1860; consists largely of low-lying coastal plains, rising in the northwest to the Blue Ridge Mountains; the largest US textile producer. Capital: Columbia. Pop: 4 147 152 (2003 est). Area: 78 282 sq km (30 225 sq miles). Abbreviation and zip code: SC
a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 4,012,012; 31,055 sq. mi. (80,430 sq. km). Cap.: Columbia. Abbr.: SC, S.C.
South′ Carolin′ian, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||South Carolina - one of the British colonies that formed the United States|
|2.||South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies|
battle of Cowpens, Cowpens - battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British
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
Deep South - the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
capital of South Carolina, Columbia - capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina
Charleston - a port city in southeastern South Carolina
Florence - a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center
Greenville - a town in northwest South Carolina in the Piedmont
Pee Dee, Pee Dee River - a river that flows through central North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean
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