Rhode Island

geographical name
Rhode Is·​land | \ rōd-ˈī-lənd How to pronounce Rhode Island (audio) \

Definition of Rhode Island

1 or officially Rhode Island and Providence Plantations state in the northeastern U.S. surrounding Narragansett Bay and bordering the Atlantic; capital Providence area 1212 square miles (3139 square kilometers), population 1,052,567

Note: Rhode Island is the smallest U.S. state in area.

2 — see aquidneck island

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“Rhode Island.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhode%20Island. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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