olympia oyster

Olympia

[uh-lim-pee-uh, oh-lim-]
noun
1.
a plain in ancient Elis, Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held.
2.
a city in and the capital of Washington, in the W part, on Puget sound.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) . Also called Olympia oyster. a common oyster, Ostrea lurida, of the Pacific coast of North America.
4.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “of Olympus.”
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To olympia oyster
Collins
World English Dictionary
Olympia (əˈlɪmpɪə)
 
n
1.  a plain in Greece, in the NW Peloponnese: in ancient times a major sanctuary of Zeus and site of the original Olympic Games
2.  a port in W Washington, the state capital, on Puget Sound. Pop: 43 963 (2003 est)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary

Washington definition


State in the northwestern United States bordered by British Columbia, Canada, to the north; Idaho to the east; Oregon to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Olympia, and its largest city is Seattle. The area to the west of the Cascades, which run north and south through the middle of the state, is wet, mountainous, and forested, that to the east is arid.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature