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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A state of the southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico. It was admitted as the 18th state in 1812. Part of the vast region claimed by La Salle for France in 1682, it was first successfully settled in 1718 with the foundation of New Orleans. Control of the area passed to the United States in 1803, and the Territory of Orleans was created in 1804 when the northern part was split off to form the District of Louisiana (later the Territory of Louisiana and the Missouri Territory). Baton Rouge is the capital and New Orleans the largest city. Population: 4,290,000.

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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Baton Rouge. Largest city: New Orleans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

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