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Mas·sa·chu·setts

Massachusetts

 
pronunciation:
mae s chu sihts
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the northeastern United States on the Atlantic Coast. Its capital is Boston. (abbreviated: MA)
 
Word History
Massachusetts means "at the Great Hill" in an Algonquin language. English settlers named the Massachusetts Bay Colony after the Massachusetts Algonquins who were living there.