geographical name
Or·​e·​gon | \ ˈȯr-i-gən How to pronounce Oregon (audio) , ˈär-, chiefly by outsiders -ˌgän\

Definition of Oregon

1 the Columbia River an early name used especially prior to the discovery of the mouth and the renaming of the river (1792) by Captain Robert Gray
2 state in the northwestern part of the U.S. bordering the Pacific; capital Salem area 97,073 square miles (251,419 square kilometers), population 3,831,074

Other Words from Oregon

Oregonian \ ˌȯr-​i-​ˈgō-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Oregonian (audio) , ˌär-​ , -​nyən \ adjective or noun

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