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Kalamazoo

[kal-uh-muh-zoo] /ˌkæl ə məˈzu/
noun
1.
a city in SW Michigan.
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  • I'm in it now, and if you'd put it off, I'd been in Kalamazoo or Madagascar, and missed it all.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • Between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, work to the amount of $8,000 has been done.

    Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.
  • Miss Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, but it hasn't made much difference to her.

    Americans All Various
  • It is grown in Michigan but not as much as Kalamazoo which it closely resembles.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Most of them are now typical New Yorkers—born west of Kalamazoo.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • Here, certainly, Kalamazoo is baffled and must halt and bite its pen.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • On enquiring if they were on strike, I was told that there never had been any porters at Kalamazoo.

  • This one bears the somewhat fanciful title "The Lure of Kalamazoo."

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street
  • Having a Commercial Club, Kalamazoo quite naturally has a "slogan," too.

    Abroad at Home

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British Dictionary definitions for Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo

/ˌkæləməˈzuː/
noun
1.
a city in SW Michigan, midway between Detroit and Chicago: aircraft, missile parts. Pop: 75 312 (2003 est)
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