One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The four colonies (Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven) which formed the New England Confederation.
2The thirteen North American colonies which successfully revolted against Great Britain to form a federal republic.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Winthrop (1588–1649), colonial governor.
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