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Noun: New Orleans
  1. A port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major centre for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
    - Big Easy [informal]

Type of: city, metropolis, point of entry, port of entry, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: LA, La., Louisiana, Pelican State

Encyclopedia: New Orleans, Jackson, & Great Northern