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A region of the northeast United States consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
New Eng′land·er n.
1. (Placename) the NE part of the US, consisting of the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut: settled originally chiefly by Puritans in the mid-17th century
2. (Placename) a region in SE Australia, in the northern tablelands of New South Wales
an area in the NE United States, including the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
New` Eng′land•er, n.
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|Noun||1.||New England - a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut|
anadama bread - a yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
johnny cake, johnnycake, journey cake - cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
hasty pudding - cornmeal mush served with sweetening (maple syrup or brown sugar)
Rustbelt - urban areas in New England and Midwest characterized by concentrations of declining industries (steel or textiles)
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
Connecticut, Constitution State, CT, Nutmeg State - a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
Little Rhody, Ocean State, Rhode Island, RI - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state