As a noun, it refers to members of churches descended from the Church of England, such as the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Anglican Church of Canada, and others. As an adjective, it describes traditions or teachings associated with those churches.
The word simply means "English." Members of the Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church, are those that derived their origins from The Church of England, which split from the Roman church in the 16th century.
Anglican means English. The Anglican Communion is the worldwide collection of autonomous national churches in communion with the Church of England. The titular head of the Anglican Communion is the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the head of the Church of England. The Anglican Church we are part of is called the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.
derived from the Latin Ecclesia Anglicana meaning the English Church. The word is applied to the world wide communion of churches which are derived from the Church of England, the Church in Wales, the Episcopal Church of Scotland, and the Church of Ireland
simply means English; a term indicating the English origins of the Episcopal Church. Sometimes seen in the expressions Anglican Church or Anglican Communion--both of which terms simply indicate any national church which derives from the Church of England