Definition of Peoria in English:


Syllabification: Pe·or·i·a
Pronunciation: /pēˈôrēə
  • 1A river port and industrial city in central Illinois, on the Illinois River; population 114,114 (est. 2008). It developed around a fort built by the French in 1680.
  • 2A city in southwest central Arizona, a northwestern suburb of Phoenix; population 157,960 (est. 2008).


named after the American Indians who occupied the area (in sense 1) when the French arrived.

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