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

  • A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 36th state in 1864. Part of the area ceded by Mexico to the United States in 1848, it became a separate territory in 1861 after an influx of settlers drawn by the discovery (1859) of the Comstock Lode. Carson City is the capital and Las Vegas the largest city.

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  • proper noun A state of the United States of America. Capital: Carson City.

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  • noun a state in the southwestern United States

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