Americana (noun)

Items, artifacts, or cultural expressions that are distinctive of America or the Americans.

Origin:

Early 19th century: from american + -ana, on the pattern of other collectives.

Examples:

  1. The museum featured an exhibition of Americana, including vintage cars and quilts.
  2. The store specialized in selling Americana, such as old postcards and license plates.
  3. The Americana music festival featured a variety of traditional American musical styles.
  4. The Americana art exhibit displayed paintings and sculptures by American artists.
  5. The Americana literature collection included classics like Mark Twain and John Steinbeck.
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