California

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geographical name Cal·i·for·nia \ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nyə\

Definition of California

  1. state SW United States ∗ Sacramento area 158,706 square miles (411,048 square kilometers), pop 37,253,956

Californian

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Californio

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CALIFORNIA Defined for English Language Learners

California

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geographical name Cal·i·for·nia \ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nyə\

Definition of California for English Language Learners

  • : state of the U.S.



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