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Mis·​sou·​ri | \ mə-ˈzu̇r-ē, by some residents mə-ˈzu̇r-ə \

Definition of Missouri

1 river 2466 miles (3968 kilometers) long in the western U.S. flowing from southwestern Montana into the Mississippi River in eastern Missouri — see three forks

Note: The waters that flow from the head of the Missouri to the mouth of the Mississippi form the longest stretch of river in North America 3877 miles (6238 kilometers).

2 state in the central U.S. having the Mississippi River forming its borders with Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee; capital Jefferson City area 69,697 square miles (180,515 square kilometers), population 5,988,927

Other Words from Missouri

Missourian \ mə-​ˈzu̇r-​ē-​ən \ adjective or noun

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to gather or build up little by little

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