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Mis·​sis·​sip·​pi | \ ˌmi-sə-ˈsi-pē How to pronounce Mississippi (audio) \

Definition of Mississippi

1 river 2340 miles (3765 kilometers) long in the central U.S. flowing from north central Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana and flowing through or forming a border of ten states — see itasca, lake
2 river 105 miles (169 kilometers) long in southeastern Ontario, Canada, flowing northeast and north into the Ottawa River
3 state in the southern U.S. bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and having the Mississippi River forming all of its border with Arkansas and part of its border with Louisiana; capital Jackson area 47,689 square miles (123,514 square kilometers), population 2,967,297 — see also mississippian sense 1

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“Mississippi.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mississippi. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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