Oregon

geographical name

Or·​e·​gon ˈȯr-i-gən How to pronounce Oregon (audio)
ˈär-,
chiefly by outsiders -ˌgän
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
Oregonian
ˌȯr-i-ˈgō-nē-ən How to pronounce Oregon (audio)
ˌär-
-nyən
adjective or noun

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“Oregon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oregon. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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