Laurentian Shield

/lɒˌrɛnʃən ˈʃild/ (say lo.renshuhn 'sheeld)

noun
Canadian Shield.
Also, Laurentian Plateau.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Laurentian Plateau — CANADIAN SHIELD * * * …   Universalium

  • Laurentian Plateau — CANADIAN SHIELD …   English World dictionary

  • Laurentian Upland — The Laurentian Upland (or Laurentian Highlands) is a physiographic province which, when referred to as the Laurentian Region, is recognized by Natural Resources Canada as one of five provinces of the larger Canadian Shield physiographic division …   Wikipedia

  • Laurentian Mountains — Geobox|Range name=Laurentian Mountains image size=275 image caption=The Laurentian Mountains in the Hautes Gorges Quebec national park, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. country=Canada region=Quebec|region type=Province highest=Mont Raoul Blanchard… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurentian Highlands — noun a large plateau that occupies more than 40% of the land area of Canada; it extends from the Great Lakes northward to the Arctic Ocean • Syn: ↑Laurentian Plateau, ↑Canadian Shield • Instance Hypernyms: ↑tableland, ↑plateau • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laurentian Plateau — noun a large plateau that occupies more than 40% of the land area of Canada; it extends from the Great Lakes northward to the Arctic Ocean • Syn: ↑Laurentian Highlands, ↑Canadian Shield • Instance Hypernyms: ↑tableland, ↑plateau • Part Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laurentian Mountains — geographical name range Canada in S Quebec N of the St. Lawrence on S edge of Canadian Shield …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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