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Gulf States

noun
1.
the states of the U.S. bordering on the Gulf of Mexico: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
2.
Also called Persian Gulf States. the oil-producing countries bordering on or located near the Persian Gulf: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
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Gulf States

plural noun the Gulf States
1.
the oil-producing states around the Persian Gulf: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman
2.
the states of the US that border on the Gulf of Mexico: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas
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