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

  • A city of eastern New York on the Mohawk River northwest of Albany. Founded by Dutch settlers in 1661, it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroad in the early 1800s and was a center of the electrical industry in the early 1900s.

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  • noun a city of eastern New York on the Mohawk river; it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal

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