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Mis·sour·i

Missouri

 
pronunciation:
mih zu ri [or] mih zu r
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state in the midwestern United States. Its capital is Jefferson City. (abbreviated: MO)
 
definition 2: a river of the central United States. It flows from Montana southeast through several states to Missouri, where it joins the Mississippi River.
derivation: Missourian (n.)
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Missouri means "people of the big canoes" in an Algonquin language. The state was named after the Missouri River.
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