noun the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part: a river port on the Mississippi. Louisiana [loo-ee-zee- an- uh, loo- uh-zee-, loo-ee-] noun a state in the S United States. 48,522 sq. mi. (125,672 sq. km). : Baton Rouge. Capital : LA (for use with zip code), La. Abbreviation Related forms Lou·i·si·an·an, Lou·i·si·an·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for baton rouge noun the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part on the Mississippi River. Pop: 225 090 (2003 est) noun a state of the southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: originally a French colony; bought by the US in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase; chiefly low-lying. Capital: Baton Rouge. Pop: 4 496 334 (2003 est). Area: 116 368 sq km (44 930 sq miles) Abbreviation: La, (with zip code) LA
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Word Origin and History for baton rouge
city in Louisiana, U.S., a French translation of Choctaw
itti homma "red pole," perhaps in reference to a painted boundary marker.
named 1682 by French explorer la Salle for
Louis XIV of France. The name originally applied to the entire Mississippi basin.
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