A-Z Glossary Terms

abolitionist

(noun) - a person who favors the removal of any institution. Used especially for people who wanted the nullification of black slavery in the United States.

ACE Basin

(noun) - the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Basin (abbreviated as ACE Basin) is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Located primarily in Colleton, Charleston and Beaufort counties.

agriculture

(noun) - farming; the art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock

algae

algae

(noun) - plants without roots that grow in estuaries and feed on nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorus) in the water

American Revolution

(noun) - war fought by American colonists to become independent from England

ancestor

(noun) - one from whom a person is descended

ancient

(adjective) - old; happened or existed a long time ago

Angel Oak

(noun) -  a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston. Angel Oak is estimated to be 1500 years old.

antebellum

(adjective) - relating to the period of time right before the Civil War, especially in the South, between 1820 and 1860

Appalachia

(noun) - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico

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