Kentucky

geographical name
Ken·​tucky | \ kən-ˈtə-kē How to pronounce Kentucky (audio) \

Definition of Kentucky

1 river 259 miles (417 kilometers) long in the north central part of the state of Kentucky flowing northwest into the Ohio River
2 state of the east central U.S. bordering Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois along the Ohio River and Missouri along the Mississippi River; capital Frankfort area 40,395 square miles (105,027 square kilometers), population 4,339,367
3 artificial lake formed by the Kentucky Dam in the Tennessee River in southwestern Kentucky extending into northwestern Tennessee

Other Words from Kentucky

Kentuckian \ kən-​ˈtə-​kē-​ən How to pronounce Kentucky (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Kentucky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kentucky. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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