geographical name
Col·​o·​ra·​do | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈra-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce Colorado (audio) , chiefly by outsiders -ˈrä- How to pronounce Colorado (audio) \

Definition of Colorado

1 river 1450 miles (2334 kilometers) long in the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico rising in northern Colorado and flowing southwest into the Gulf of California
2 river 600 miles (950 kilometers) long in southern Texas flowing southeast into the Gulf of Mexico
3 state of the interior western U.S. partly in the Rocky Mountains; capital Denver area 104,247 square miles (271,042 square kilometers), population 5,029,196
4 river 530 miles (853 kilometers) long in central Argentina flowing southeast to the Atlantic

Other Words from Colorado

Coloradan \ ˌkä-​lə-​ˈra-​dᵊn How to pronounce Colorado (audio) , -​ˈrä-​ \ adjective or noun
Coloradoan \ ˌkä-​lə-​ˈra-​dō-​ən How to pronounce Colorado (audio) , -​ˈrä-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Colorado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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