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Cal·i·for·nia

California

 
pronunciation:
kae lih forn y
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the western United States on the Pacific Coast. Its capital is Sacramento. (abbreviated: CA)
 
derivations: Californian (adj.), Californian (n.)
Word History
California got its name from Spanish explorers who, in the 1500s, began calling it the name of a wonderful imaginary land in Spanish literature.