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Missouri

Line breaks: Mis|souri
Pronunciation: /mɪˈzʊəri
 
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Definition of Missouri in English:

1A major river of North America, one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi. It rises in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and flows 3,736 km (2,315 miles) to meet the Mississippi just north of St Louis.
2A state of the US, bounded on the east by the Mississippi River; population 5,911,605 (est. 2008); capital, Jefferson City. It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, becoming the 24th state of the US in 1821.

Derivatives

Missourian

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noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • As the Los Angeles Times reported, that will save the state $5 billion, but at the cost of ending healthcare for the more than 1 million Missourians enrolled in the program.
  • For Missourians old enough to remember the county-option method that relaxed the Blue Laws, the solution is obvious.
  • The provisions of the law requires Missourians to attend an eight-hour concealed weapons safety training class.

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