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 for Canaan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canaan \Canaan\ n.
     an ancient country is southwest Asia on the eastern coast of
     the Mediterranean.
     Syn: Palestine, Holy Land.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast
           of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for
           Christianity and Islam and Judaism [syn: Palestine,
           Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) The fourth son of Ham (Gen. 10:6). His descendants were
     under a curse in consequence of the transgression of his father
     (9:22-27). His eldest son, Zidon, was the father of the
     Sidonians and Phoenicians. He had eleven sons, who were the
     founders of as many tribes (10:15-18).
       (2.) The country which derived its name from the preceding.
     The name as first used by the Phoenicians denoted only the
     maritime plain on which Sidon was built. But in the time of
     Moses and Joshua it denoted the whole country to the west of the
     Jordan and the Dead Sea (Deut. 11:30). In Josh. 5:12 the LXX.
     read, "land of the Phoenicians," instead of "land of Canaan."
       The name signifies "the lowlands," as distinguished from the
     land of Gilead on the east of Jordan, which was a mountainous
     district. The extent and boundaries of Canaan are fully set
     forth in different parts of Scripture (Gen. 10:19; 17:8; Num.
     13:29; 34:8). (See CANAANITES, PALESTINE.)

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Canaan, merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Canaan, CT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Connecticut
     Population (2000):    1288
     Housing Units (2000): 622
     Land area (2000):     1.715945 sq. miles (4.444276 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.715945 sq. miles (4.444276 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            10870
     Located within:       Connecticut (CT), FIPS 09
     Location:             42.031352 N, 73.327817 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     06018
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Canaan, CT

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