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geographical name Ar·kan·sas \ˈär-kən-ˌsȯ; 1 is also är-ˈkan-zəs\

Definition of Arkansas

  1. 1 river 1450 miles (2334 kilometers) SW cen United States rising in cen Colorado & flowing E & SE through S Kansas, NE Oklahoma, & Arkansas into the Mississippi

  2. 2 state S cen United States ∗ Little Rock area 53,187 square miles (137,754 square kilometers), pop 2,915,918


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