Boise

[boi-zee or, esp. locally, -see]
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noun

a city in and the capital of Idaho, in the SW part: built on the site of an army post on the Oregon Trail.

Idaho

[ahy-duh-hoh]

noun

a state in the NW United States. 83,557 sq. mi. (216,415 sq. km). Capital: Boise. Abbreviation: ID (for use with zip code), Id., Ida.
a variety of russet Burbank grown in Idaho.
Related formsI·da·ho·an [ahy-duh-hoh-uh n, ahy-duh-hoh-] /ˈaɪ dəˌhoʊ ən, ˌaɪ dəˈhoʊ-/, adjective, noun

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Boise

Boise City

noun

a city in SW Idaho: the state capital. Pop: 190 117 (2003 est)

Idaho

noun

a state of the northwestern US: consists chiefly of ranges of the Rocky Mountains, with the Snake River basin in the south; important for agriculture (Idaho potatoes), livestock, and silver-mining. Capital: Boise. Pop: 1 366 332 (2003 est). Area: 216 413 sq km (83 557 sq miles)Abbreviation: Id., Ida., (with zip code) ID
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Culture definitions for boise

Idaho

State in the Rocky Mountains bordered by British Columbia, Canada, to the north; Montana and Wyoming to the east; Utah and Nevada to the south; and Oregon and Washington to the west. Its capital and largest city is Boise.

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