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  • proper n. A body of water along the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida, USA.
  • proper n. The metropolitan area surrounding the body of water, including the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater.

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

  • n. an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in west central Florida


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