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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of the north-central United States around the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi Valley. It is generally considered to include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The area is known for its rich farmlands and highly industrialized centers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The north central region of the U. S.

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  • proper noun The area of the continental United States contained in the central third of the of the country, especially the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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

  • noun the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)

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mid- +‎ West

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