- a state in the SE United States. 42,246 sq. mi. (109,415 sq. km). Capital: Nashville. Abbreviation: TN (for use with zip code), Tenn.
- a river flowing from E Tennessee through N Alabama, W Tennessee, and SW Kentucky into the Ohio near Paducah. 652 miles (1050 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for tennessee
Tennessee passed a law that allowed for criminal charges to be brought against pregnant women found to be taking illegal drugs.
Those states include Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Harold Ford Jr. is a former U.S. Representative from Tennessee.Why Voters Love Common Core
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Some of you were with me when we were surprised and cut up by him in Tennessee.
It stood in a sharp curve of the great river, the Tennessee.
Dick saw that they were comfortable, and then his mind turned toward Tennessee.
"Daisy will have to be her namesake, of course," said Tennessee.The Green Satin Gown
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Descendants, named Sallee, now live in Kentucky and Tennessee.Chronicles of Border Warfare
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- a state of the E central US: consists of a plain in the west, rising to the Appalachians and the Cumberland Plateau in the east. Capital: Nashville. Pop: 5 841 748 (2003 est). Area: 109 412 sq km (42 244 sq miles)Abbreviation: Tenn, (with zip code) TN
- a river in the E central US, flowing southwest from E Tennessee into N Alabama, then west and north to the Ohio River at Paducah: the longest tributary of the Ohio; includes a series of dams and reservoirs under the Tennessee Valley Authority. Length: 1049 km (652 miles)
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Word Origin and History for tennessee
state and river, from Cherokee (Iroquoian) village name ta'nasi', of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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