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Iowa

Syllabification: I·o·wa
Pronunciation: /ˈīəwə
 
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Definition of Iowa in English:

A state in the northern central US, on the western banks of the Mississippi River; population 3,002,555 (est. 2008); capital, Des Moines; statehood, Dec. 28, 1846 (29). It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Derivatives

Iowan

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • As Iowans, we haven't quite realized the ideal of unchecked emotion.
  • The spruce and cedar of the Coast Range were to us like corn and soybeans are to Iowans.
  • Set in the sleepy Iowan town of Gilead in 1956, the novel takes the form of a letter from a dying 75-year-old pastor named John Ames to his six-year-old son.

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