Minnesota

geographical name
Min·​ne·​so·​ta | \ ˌmi-nə-ˈsō-tə How to pronounce Minnesota (audio) \

Definition of Minnesota

1 river 332 miles (534 kilometers) long in the southern part of the state of Minnesota flowing from Big Stone Lake to the Mississippi River
2 state in the northern U.S. bordering on Ontario and Manitoba, Canada, and on Lake Superior; capital Saint Paul area 84,068 square miles (218,577 square kilometers), population 5,303,925

Other Words from Minnesota

Minnesotan \ ˌmi-​nə-​ˈsō-​tᵊn How to pronounce Minnesota (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Minnesota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Minnesota. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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