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Ottawa

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noun, Ot·ta·wa \ˈä-tə-wə, -ˌwä, -ˌwȯ\

Definition of Ottawa

plural Ottawas or Ottawa

  1. :  a member of an American Indian people of Michigan and southern Ontario



Origin of ottawa

French Outaoua, from Ojibwa (eastern dialect) ota·wa·


First Known Use: 1687


Ottawa

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geographical name Ot·ta·wa \ˈä-tə-wə, -ˌwä, -ˌwȯ\

Definition of Ottawa

  1. 1 river 696 miles (1120 kilometers) E Canada in SE Ontario & S Quebec flowing E into St. Lawrence River

  2. 2 city ∗ of Canada in SE Ontario pop 883,391





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