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

  • A city of southeast Louisiana between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Founded in 1718, it became the capital of a French colony in 1722 and passed to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The city is known for its annual Mardi Gras celebrations and as the birthplace of jazz music. In 2005, a hurricane struck the city, causing breaches in the protective levee system that resulted in widespread flooding and the evacuation of much of the city. Prior to this hurricane, its population was about 469,000.

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  • proper n. The largest city in the State of Louisiana, United States of America. It is an industrial and distribution center, a major seaport, and known for its rich cultural heritage, especially its music and cuisine. The city is on the banks of the Mississippi.

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  • n. a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year

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