Boise

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

Idaho

[ahy-duh-hoh]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. 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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Contemporary Examples of boise

Historical Examples of boise

  • Between that ravening surface and the armor skin of the Boise there was nothing.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Size for size, their screens were quite as capable as those of the Boise.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Boise Carson brought it to us years ago, and we looked into it at that time.

  • Very likely it was Pinkey, but to-day even Boise Bill would be welcome.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart

  • "That was a good horse Boise Bill was currying," he suggested.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart


British Dictionary definitions for boise

Boise

Boise City

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

Idaho

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for boise

Boise

city in Idaho, U.S., from French-Canadian boisé, literally "wooded," from French bois "wood," which (with Italian bosco, Spanish bosque, Medieval Latin boscus) apparently is borrowed from the Germanic root of bush (n.). Medieval Latin boscus was used especially of "woodland pasture."

Idaho

c.1860, as a place name, originally applied to part of what is now eastern Colorado (Idaho Territory organized 1863; admitted as a state 1890); from Kiowa-Apache (Athabaskan) idaahe "enemy," a name applied by them to the Comanches.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

boise in Culture

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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