Definition of Oregon in English:

Oregon

Line breaks: Ore¦gon
Pronunciation: /ˈɒrɪɡ(ə)n
 
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A state in the north-western US, on the Pacific coast; population 3,790,060 (est. 2008); capital, Salem. British claims to Oregon were formally ceded to the US in 1846 and it became the 33rd state in 1859.

Derivatives

Oregonian

Pronunciation: /ˌɒrɪˈɡəʊnɪən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • At the outset, Oregonians trade salmon, lumber and apples to Californians for their avocados, lettuce and wine.
  • The Corsair softly chuckles by venetian blinds, sipping an Oregonian wine, a three quarter profile showing in silhouette.
  • I do generally think that on many (though not all) issues Oregonians should be deciding what's allowed in Oregon and Tennesseans should be deciding what's allowed in Tennessee.

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