[biz-mahrk; for 1 also German bis-mahrk]
Otto von [ot-oh von; German aw-toh fuhn] , 1815–98, German statesman: first chancellor of modern German Empire 1871–90.
a city in and the capital of North Dakota, in the central part.
(often lowercase)
Chiefly Northern U.S. a jelly doughnut.
Chiefly Midland U.S. a fried cruller. Unabridged
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Bismarck1 (ˈbɪzmɑːk)
a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop: 56 344 (2003 est)

Bismarck2 (German ˈbɪsmark)
Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von (ˈɔto fɔn), called the Iron Chancellor. 1815--98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862--90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich

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Word Origin & History

"drink of champagne and stout" (also called a black velvet), 1910, named for the Ger. chancellor (1815-1898), who was said to have been fond of it.
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North Dakota definition

State in the north-central United States, bordered by Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada, to the north; Minnesota to the east; South Dakota to the south; and Montana to the west. Its capital is Bismarck, and its largest city is Fargo.

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