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

  • A region of southern North America comprising Mexico, Central America, and sometimes the West Indies.
  • n. That part of the U.S. middle class thought of as being average in income and education and moderately conservative in values and attitudes.
  • n. The American heartland thought of as being made up of small towns, small cities, and suburbs.

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