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Maine

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Pronunciation: /meɪn
 
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Definition of Maine in English:

A NE state of the US, on the Atlantic coast; population 1,316,456 (est. 2008); capital, Augusta. Visited by John Cabot in 1498 and colonized from England in the 17th and 18th centuries, it became the 23rd state of the US in 1820.

Derivatives

Mainer

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noun
Example sentences
  • There's a bit more than one and a quarter million Mainers.
  • Among the Mainers, the lobstermen, farmers, carpenters, clam diggers, and loggers all said, ‘I work for myself.’
  • What if Mainers could purchase Oregon health insurance?

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