Definitions

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

  • A state of the northern United States bordering on Lake Superior and on Manitoba and Ontario, Canada. It was admitted as the 32nd state in 1858. Explored by the French in the mid-1600s, the area became part of the United States through the Treaty of Paris (1783) and the Louisiana Purchase (1803). St. Paul is the capital and Minneapolis the largest city.

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  • proper noun A north-central state of the United States of America. West of Wisconsin, north of Iowa, east of South Dakota and North Dakota; south of the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. The capital is Saint Paul.

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  • noun a midwestern state

Etymologies

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From Siouan mní (water) + sóta (hazy, smokey, turbid): "cloudy water."

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  • For more about Minnesota, see here.

    June 29, 2011