Ottawa

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noun Ot·ta·wa \ˈä-tə-wə, -ˌwä, -ˌwȯ\

Definition of Ottawa

plural

Ottawas

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Ottawa

  1. :  a member of an American Indian people of Michigan and southern Ontario

Origin and Etymology of ottawa

French Outaoua, from Ojibwa (eastern dialect) ota·wa·


First Known Use: circa 1665


Ottawa

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geographical name Ot·ta·wa \ˈä-tə-wə, -ˌwä, -ˌwȯ\

Definition of Ottawa

  1. 1 river 696 miles (1120 kilometers) long in southeastern Ontario and southern Quebec, Canada, flowing east into the Saint Lawrence River

  2. 2 city and capital of Canada in southeastern Ontario on the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal population 812,129 — see also ottawan


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