from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 48th state in 1912. Explored by the Spanish beginning in 1539, the area was acquired by the United States in 1848 through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Phoenix is the capital and the largest city. Population: 6,340,000.
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- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Postal code: AZ, capital: Phoenix.
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- n. glossy snake
- n. a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Unclear. From either Basque artiz ona (good oak) or O'odham alĭ ṣonak (small spring). (Wiktionary)