[boi-zee or, esp. locally, -see]
a city in and the capital of Idaho, in the SW part: built on the site of an army post on the Oregon Trail. Unabridged


a state in the NW United States. 83,557 sq. mi. (216,415 sq. km). Capital: Boise. Abbreviation: ID (for use with zip code), Id., Ida.
a variety of russet Burbank grown in Idaho.

Idahoan [ahy-duh-hoh-uhn, ahy-duh-hoh-] , adjective, noun Unabridged
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Boise or Boise City (ˈbɔɪzɪ, -sɪ, ˈbɔɪzɪ, -sɪ)
a city in SW Idaho: the state capital. Pop: 190 117 (2003 est)
Boise City or Boise City

Idaho (ˈaɪdəˌhəʊ)
Id., Ida., Abbreviation: ID a state of the northwestern US: consists chiefly of ranges of the Rocky Mountains, with the Snake River basin in the south; important for agriculture (Idaho potatoes), livestock, and silver-mining. Capital: Boise. Pop: 1 366 332 (2003 est). Area: 216 413 sq km (83 557 sq miles)

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Word Origin & History

c.1860, as a place name, originally applied to part of what is now eastern Colorado (Idaho Territory org. 1863); from Kiowa-Apache (Athabaskan) idaahe "enemy," a name applied by them to the Comanches.

city in Idaho, U.S., from Fr.-Canadian boisé, lit. "wooded."
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Idaho definition

State in the Rocky Mountains bordered by British Columbia, Canada, to the north; Montana and Wyoming to the east; Utah and Nevada to the south; and Oregon and Washington to the west. Its capital and largest city is Boise.

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