Lake Erie

Erie

[eer-ee]
noun, plural Eries (especially collectively) Erie for 3.
1.
a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes; Commodore Perry's defeat of the British in 1813. 239 miles (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
2.
a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie.
3.
a member of a tribe of American Indians formerly living along the southern shore of Lake Erie.
aerie, eerie, Erie.
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Erie1 (ˈɪərɪ)
 
n , Eries, Erie
1.  a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Erie
2.  the language of this people, possibly belonging to the Iroquoian family

Erie2 (ˈɪərɪ)
 
n
1.  Lake Erie a lake between the US and Canada: the southernmost and the shallowest of the Great Lakes; empties by the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Area: 25 718 sq km (9930 sq miles)
2.  a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. Pop: 101 373 (2003 est)

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Lake Erie definition


Lake bordered by Ontario, Canada, to the north; New York to the east; Pennsylvania and Ohio to the south; and Michigan to the west.

Note: Fourth largest of the Great Lakes, it has been known for years for its high level of pollution.
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