Caledonia

Scotland. A corruption of Celyddon, a Celtic word meaning “a dweller in woods and forests.” The word Celt is itself a contraction of the same word (Celyd), and means the same thing.

“Sees Caledonia in romantic view.”

Thomson.

O Caledonia, stern and wild,
Meet nurse for a poetic child

Sir W. Scott: Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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