What does acadian mean?
The definition of acadian
A*ca”di*an, a.
Of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia. “Acadian farmers.” Longfellow.

— n.

A native of Acadie. Acadian epoch (Geol.), an epoch at the beginning of the American paleozoic time, and including the oldest American rocks known to be fossiliferous. See Geology.

— Acadian owl (Zoöl.), a small North American owl (Nyctule Acadica); the saw-whet.