If you're a citizen of the northernmost country in North America, you're Canadian. Typically Canadian things include Mounties, maple syrup, and hockey.

A person from Canada is a Canadian, and things that are associated with the country are also Canadian. Drive far enough north in any contiguous U.S. state, and you'll eventually cross the Canadian border. Once you're there, you may see a Canadian moose, use Canadian dollar bills, and eat Canadian poutine (French fries with cheese curds and gravy). The root of Canada and Canadian is thought to be a word meaning "village" in a now-extinct Iroquoian language.

Definitions of Canadian
  1. adjective
    of or relating to Canada or its people
  2. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Canada
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    French Canadian
    a Canadian descended from early French settlers and whose native language is French
    Nova Scotian, bluenose
    a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
    a native or inhabitant of Quebec (especially one who speaks French)
    an early French settler in the Maritimes
    informal term for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular
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    North American
    a native or inhabitant of North America
  3. noun
    a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
    synonyms: Canadian River
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    example of:
    a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
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