Caledonia

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Caledonia

(kă'lĭdō`nēə), Roman name for that part of the island of Great Britain that lies N of the firths of Clyde and Forth. The name first occurs in the works of Lucan (1st cent. A.D.) and has been used in modern times rhetorically and poetically to mean all of Scotland or the Scottish Highlands.

Caledonia

the Roman name for Scotland: used poetically in later times