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Noun: Missouri  mi'zû-ree
  1. A midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
    - Show Me State, MO
     
  2. The longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
    "The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world";
    - Missouri River
     
  3. A member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the valley of the Missouri river in Missouri
     
  4. A dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri

Derived forms: Missouris

Type of: American state, Chiwere, river, Siouan, Sioux

Part of: America, Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States, South, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Encyclopedia: Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway