Nebraska

Nebraska

[nuh-bras-kuh]
noun
a state in the central United States. 77,237 sq. mi. (200,044 sq. km). Capital: Lincoln. Abbreviation: NE (for use with zip code), Nebr., Neb.
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Nebraska (nɪˈbræskə)
 
n
Nebr., Abbreviation: NE a state of the western US: consists of an undulating plain. Capital: Lincoln. Pop: 1 739 291 (2003 est). Area: 197 974 sq km (76 483 sq miles)

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Nebraska
from a native Siouan name for the Platte River, either Omaha ni braska or Oto ni brathge, both lit. "water flat." The modern river name is from Fr. rivière platte, which means "flat river."
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Nebraska definition


State in the midwestern United States bordered by South Dakota to the north, Iowa and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the south, and Colorado and Wyoming to the west. Its capital is Lincoln, and its largest city is Omaha.

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