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

  • The capital and largest city of Iowa, in the south-central part of the state on the Des Moines River. Fort Des Moines was built on the site in 1843, and the surrounding settlement became a city in 1851. It was chosen as state capital in 1857. Population: 194,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of the state of Iowa.

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  • n. the capital and largest city in Iowa


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