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

  • A city of southern California northeast of Los Angeles. It is famous for its Rose Bowl and annual Tournament of Roses parade. Population: 145,000.
  • A city of southeast Texas, an industrial suburb of Houston. The Lyndon B. Johnson Manned Space Center is nearby. Population: 144,000.

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  • proper n. A city in California, located in Los Angeles County.

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  • n. a city in southwestern California to the east of Los Angeles


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