Alabama

geographical name
Al·​a·​bama | \ ˌa-lə-ˈba-mə How to pronounce Alabama (audio) \

Definition of Alabama

1 river 315 miles (507 kilometers) long in southern Alabama flowing southwest into the Tensaw and Mobile rivers — see tallapoosa
2 state in the southeastern U.S. extending to the Gulf of Mexico in the southwest; capital Montgomery area 51,705 square miles (133,916 square kilometers), population 4,779,736

Other Words from Alabama

Alabamian \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈba-​mē-​ən How to pronounce Alabama (audio) \ or Alabaman \ ˌa-​lə-​ˈba-​mən How to pronounce Alabama (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Alabama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alabama. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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