New England

New England proper adj

OE Englaland, land of the Angles < OHG angul, angle, hook; see new, adj.

  1. Colonies formerly owned by Britain; region named after England; northeastern part of the United States; area that includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island; highly-religious region; place known for industrious, frugal, and practical farmers; [fig.] home; mortality; (see ED letters).