What is southern?

  • (adj): In or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line.
    Example: "Southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on southern:

East Prussia - History - Southern Part To Poland
... of the Polish government officially took over the civilian administration of the southern part of East Prussia on 23 May 1945 ... Soviet Union as well as Ukrainians and Lemkos from southern Poland, expelled throughout Operation Vistula in 1947, were settled in the southern part of East Prussia ...
Lyndon B. Johnson - Presidency 1963–1969 - Civil Rights
... with the civil rights movement, Johnson overcame southern resistance and convinced the Democratic-Controlled Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed most forms of racial segregation ... took the initiative in finishing what Kennedy started and broke a filibuster by Southern Democrats in March 1964 as a result, this pushed the bill for passage in the Senate ... a generation", anticipating a coming backlash from Southern whites against Johnson's Democratic Party ...
Aoraki / Mount Cook - Geology
... The Southern Alps on the South Island were formed by tectonic uplifting and pressure as the Pacific and Indo-Australian Plates collided along the ... The Southern Alps are the first obstacle the winds encounter after South Africa and Australia, having moved east across the Southern Ocean ... Cook lies in the centre of the distinctive alpine fault, a 650 km long active fault in the Southern Alps ...
Extremaduran Language - Dialects
... (artu estremeñu), Central or "Middle" (meyu estremeñu), and Southern or "Low" (baju estremeñu) ... The central and southern ones are spoken in the rest of Extremadura, and are not different enough from standard Spanish to be considered anything but dialects of it, since at least the 18th century ... Northern Extremaduran is also spoken in a few villages of southern Salamanca, being known there as the "palra d'El Rebollal", which is now almost extinct ...
Southern Blot
... A Southern blot is a method routinely used in molecular biology for detection of a specific DNA sequence in DNA samples ... Southern blotting combines transfer of electrophoresis-separated DNA fragments to a filter membrane and subsequent fragment detection by probe hybridization ... The method is named after its inventor, the British biologist Edwin Southern ...

More definitions of "southern":

  • (adj): From the south; used especially of wind.
    Example: "Southern breezes"
    Synonyms: southerly
  • (adj): Situated in or oriented toward the south.
    Example: "A southern exposure"
    Synonyms: southerly
  • (adj): Situated in or coming from regions of the south.
    Example: "The southern hemisphere"; "southern constellations"

Famous quotes containing the word southern:

    My course is a firm assertion and maintenance of the rights of the colored people of the South according to the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, coupled with a readiness to recognize all Southern people, without regard to past political conduct, who will now go with me heartily and in good faith in support of these principles.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaf and blood at the root
    Black bodies swingin’ in the southern breeze
    Strange fruit hangin’ in the poplar trees.
    Billie Holiday [Eleanor Fagan] (1915–1959)

    ... as a result of generations of betrayal, it’s nearly impossible for Southern Negroes to trust a Southern white. No matter what he does or what he suffers, a white liberal is never established beyond suspicion in the hearts of the minority.
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 2, ch. 10 (1962)