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EtymologyEdit

new +‎ France. Calque of French Nouvelle France.

Proper nounEdit

New France

  1. (historical) France's former possessions and colonies in North America, including Canada (now Quebec and Ontario and Ohio plains), Acadia (now New Brunswick and Nova Scotia), and Louisiana (now the Mississippi plains), before 1763.

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ReferencesEdit

  • “New France” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.