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Mar·y·land

Maryland

 
pronunciation:
mae rih lnd
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the eastern United States. Maryland lies on the Atlantic Coast between Delaware and Virginia. Its capital is Annapolis. (abbreviated: MD)
 
derivation: Marylander (n.)
Word History
King Charles I of England named Maryland in honor of his wife, Henrietta Maria, when it was founded as a colony in 1632.