organized as a U.S. territory 1836; admitted as a state 1848. originally applied to the Wisconsin River; a native name of unknown origin. Early spellings include Mescousing and Wishkonsing.
State in the north-central United States bordered by Lake Superior and the state of Michigan to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Illinois to the south, and Iowa and Minnesota to the west. Its capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee.
Note: Known for its dairy products, especially cheese.