Lower-canada meaning

A historical region and province of British North America on the lower St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, roughly coextensive with southern modern-day Quebec, Canada. Formed in 1791 from the eastern half of the Province of Quebec (1763–1791), it joined Upper Canada in 1841 to form the Province of Canada (1841–1867).
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(historical) A former British colony located in what is now Labrador and southern Québec.
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Origin of lower-canada

  • From its position on the Saint Lawrence River. See Canada.

    From Wiktionary