WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
Ar•ca•di•a  (är kādē ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Ancient History, Antiquity, Place Namesa mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people.
  2. any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
  3. Place Namesa city in SW California, E of Los Angeles. 45,994.


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Arcadia /ɑːˈkeɪdɪə/ n
  1. a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq km (1686 sq miles)
  2. Also called (poetic): Arcady /ˈɑːkədɪ/ the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance



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