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Wy·o·ming

Wyoming

 
pronunciation:
waI o mIng
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the northwestern United States. Its capital is Cheyenne. (abbreviated: WY)
 
derivation: Wyomingite (n.)
Word History
Wyoming is the English version of mache-weaming, an Algonquin word that means "place of the big flats." When the Territory of Wyoming was created in 1868, it was named after the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.
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