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Wis·con·sin

Wisconsin

 
pronunciation:
wihs kan sihn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the midwestern United States. Its capital is Madison. (abbreviated: WI)
 
derivation: Wisconsinite (n.)
Word History
Wisconsin comes from ouisconsink, an Algonquin name for the Wisconsin River. Ouisconsink may mean "grassy place" or "place of the beaver."
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