Kentucky

geographical name

Ken·​tucky kən-ˈtə-kē How to pronounce Kentucky (audio)
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
Kentuckian adjective or noun

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“Kentucky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kentucky. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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