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Noun: Decatur  di'key-tu(r)
  1. United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)
    - Stephen Decatur
  2. A town in northern Alabama on the Tennessee River
  3. A city in central Illinois; Abraham Lincoln practised law here

Type of: city, metropolis, naval officer, town, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: AL, Ala., Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, IL, Ill., Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State

Encyclopedia: Decatur, Mississippi