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Merrimack

[mer-uh-mak] /ˈmɛr əˌmæk/
noun
1.
a town in S New Hampshire.
2.
a river in central New Hampshire and NE Massachusetts, flowing S and NE to the Atlantic. 110 miles (175 km) long.
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county, central New Hampshire, U.S. It consists of a hilly upland region, bisected north-south by the Merrimack River, that becomes more mountainous in the western portion of the county. Notable peaks include Mount Kearsarge and the Summit and Ragged Mountains. Other streams include the Blackwater, Contoocook, Soucook, and Suncook rivers. Sunapee, Pleasant, and Webster lakes are among the numerous small lakes. Recreational areas include Bear Brook, Winslow, Rollins, and Mount Sunapee state parks. White pine is the dominant species of tree. The western half of the county contains several covered truss bridges.

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