Definitions

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

  • A province of south-central Canada. Granted to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670 as part of Rupert's Land and used by fur trappers during the 1700s, the area became part of the Northwest Territories in 1870 shortly after Canadian Confederation. The influx of settlers that followed led to the creation of Saskatchewan as a province in 1905. Regina is the capital.

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  • proper noun A river in Canada.
  • proper noun Prairie province in western Canada (named after the river, which flows through it) which has Regina as its capital city.

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

  • noun one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada

Etymologies

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From Cree kisiskāciwani-sīpiy ("swift-flowing river").

Examples

  • Potash Corporation, based in Saskatchewan, is one of Canada's largest companies and the world's biggest producer of potash, a key ingredient of food fertiliser.

    Canada ready to rule on Potash takeover by BHP Billiton

  • Late summer in Saskatchewan is a beautiful time to enjoy barbecues and outdoor concerts.

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  • Late summer in Saskatchewan is a beautiful time to enjoy barbecues and outdoor concerts.

    Yellowjackets

  • You don't have to be an Allan Blakeney socialist to know how the system works, although I want to point out to you that his particular mixture of public and private enterprise in Saskatchewan is working remarkably well.

    The State of Canadian Capitalism: A Political View

  • One-third of the land in Saskatchewan is covered by timber.

    A New Voice In Confederation

  • The word Saskatchewan comes from a colourful Cree Indian word meaning "swift flowing" or "rapid river" and, of course, refers to the three great Saskatchewan rivers.

    Free Trade in Historical Perspective

  • It must be part of both, because I understand that the biggest sales unit of that particular X Company has always been in Saskatchewan, which is totally farm country.

    John Fisher Reports

  • Stump sitting in Saskatchewan, whitetail dreams rising like the steam from your frozen nostrils, you are going to shiver in every scrap of wool and fleece you have.

    Cold Fronts

  • We all have those days …. except my Aunty who lives in Saskatchewan … apparently, her life is perfect all of the time.

    » Perfection and Parenting Strocel.com

  • This from a friend in Saskatchewan: Subject: Spring is here!!

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