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Il·li·nois

Illinois

 
pronunciation:
l l noI
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the midwestern United States. Its capital is Springfield. (abbreviated: IL)
 
derivations: Illinoisan (adj.), Illinoisian (adj.), Illinoisan (n.), Illinoisian (n.)
Word History
Illinois is the French spelling of illini, an Algonquin name for the group of six Indian nations living in the area. Illini means "warriors" or "superior people."