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

  • n. A Native American people forming part of the Illinois confederacy.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • A city of northwest-central Illinois on the Illinois River north of Springfield. Founded on the site of a French fort established by La Salle in 1680, it is a transportation and industrial center. Population: 113,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A particular city in Illinois, used to represent a typical United States city.
  • n. A member of a Native American tribe, historically part of the Illinois Confederation.

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

  • n. a city in central Illinois on the Illinois River

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