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[win-uh-peg] /ˈwɪn əˌpɛg/
a city in and the capital of Manitoba, in S Canada, on the Red River.
Lake, a lake in S Canada, in Manitoba. About 260 miles (420 km) long; about 9300 sq. mi. (24,085 sq. km).
a river in S Canada, flowing NW from the Lake of the Woods to Lake Winnipeg. About 200 miles (320 km) long.
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Winnipegger, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for lake winnipeg


a city in S Canada, capital of Manitoba at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers: University of Manitoba (1877) and University of Winnipeg (1871). Pop: 626 685 (2001)
Lake Winnipeg, a lake in S Canada, in Manitoba: drains through the Nelson River into Hudson Bay. Area: 23 553 sq km (9094 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for lake winnipeg


originally the name of the lake, probably from Ojibwa (Algonquian) winipeg "dirty water;" cf. winad "it is dirty." Etymologically related to Winnebago.

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Winnipeg definition

Capital of Manitoba, Canada, and the largest city in the province, located in southern Manitoba.

Note: The largest city of Canada's “prairie provinces” (Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan), Winnipeg is the center of their agricultural industry.
Note: It is known for its severe winters.
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