Yukon

geographical name
Yu·​kon | \ ˈyü-ˌkän How to pronounce Yukon (audio) \

Definition of Yukon

1 river 1979 miles (3185 kilometers) long in Yukon and Alaska flowing northwest and southwest into the Bering Sea — see lewes sense 1
2 or formerly Yukon Territory territory of northwestern Canada between Alaska and British Columbia bordering on the Arctic Ocean; capital Whitehorse area 205,345 square miles (531,843 square kilometers), population 33,897

Other Words from Yukon

Yukoner \ ˈyü-​ˌkä-​nər How to pronounce Yukoner (audio) \ noun

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