from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Iowa and southwest Minnesota, with present-day descendants in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Siouan language of the Iowa.
- A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 29th state in 1846. Part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Iowa was organized as a separate territory in 1838. The Mound Builders lived in the area in prehistoric times. Des Moines is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,990,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Des Moines.
- n. One of the Native Americans formerly occupying the region now included in the state of Iowa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Siouan people formerly living in Iowa and Minnesota and Missouri
- n. a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa
- n. a state in midwestern United States
From French ayoés, ultimately from Dakota ayúxba.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French Aiouez, an initial translation of the name for the Iowa tribe. (Wiktionary)