Louisiana

geographical name
Lou·​i·​si·​ana | \ lu̇-ˌē-zē-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Louisiana (audio) , ˌlü-ə-zē-, ˌlü-zē- \

Definition of Louisiana

state of the southern U.S. that includes the vast delta through which the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico; capital Baton Rouge area 48,523 square miles (126,160 square kilometers), population 4,533,372

Other Words from Louisiana

Louisianan \ lu̇-​ˌē-​zē-​ˈa-​nən How to pronounce Louisianan (audio) , ˌlü-​ə-​zē-​ , ˌlü-​zē-​ \ adjective or noun
Louisianian \ lu̇-​ˌē-​zē-​ˈa-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Louisianian (audio) , -​ˈa-​nyən \ adjective or noun

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“Louisiana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Louisiana. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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