Connecticut

geographical name
Con·​nect·​i·​cut | \ kə-ˈne-ti-kət How to pronounce Connecticut (audio) \

Definition of Connecticut

1 river 407 miles (655 kilometers) long in the northeastern U.S. rising in northern New Hampshire and flowing south along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont, through Massachusetts and Connecticut, and into Long Island Sound
2 state of the northeastern U.S. bordering on Long Island Sound; capital Hartford area 5018 square miles (12,997 square kilometers), population 3,574,097

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“Connecticut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Connecticut. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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