Al"bi*on (#), n. [Prob. from the same root as Gael. alp a height or hill. "It may have been bestowed on the land lying behind the white cliffs visible from the coast of Gaul. Albany, the old name of Scotland, means probably the "hilly land." I. Taylor.]

An ancient name of England, still retained in poetry.

In that nook-shotten isle of Albion. Shak.


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