region, now believed to be part of North America, discovered by Norsemen led by Leif Ericson in c. 1000
ON, lit., wine-land (after the wild berries or grapes discovered there)
See Vinland in American Heritage Dictionary 4
An unidentified coastal region of northeast North America visited by Norse voyagers as early as c. 1000. The region, variously located from Labrador to New Jersey, was named for the grapes growing plentifully in the area.