Definition of Maryland in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmerələnd/
A state in the eastern US that surrounds Chesapeake Bay, on the Atlantic coast; population 5,633,597 (est. 2008); capital, Annapolis; statehood, Apr. 28, 1788 (7). Colonized by England in the 1600s, it was one of the original thirteen states.


Named after Queen Henrietta Maria (1609–69), wife of Charles I.

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Syllabification: Mar·y·land

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