geographical name

Mis·​sis·​sip·​pi ˌmi-sə-ˈsi-pē How to pronounce Mississippi (audio)
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
river 105 miles (169 kilometers) long in southeastern Ontario, Canada, flowing northeast and north into the Ottawa River
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mississippi. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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