from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It was admitted as the 27th state in 1845. The peninsula was explored by Juan Ponce de León in 1513 and became the center of a Spanish settlement that included the southeast part of the present-day United States. Spain finally ceded the area in 1819. Tallahassee is the capital and Jacksonville the largest city. Population: 18,300,000.
- Straits of also Florida StraitFlorida A sea passage between Cuba and the Florida Keys, linking the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean.
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- proper n. A southeast state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee; largest city: Jacksonville.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
From Spanish Pascua Florida, meaning "flowery Easter." (Wiktionary)