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Connecticut

[kuh-net-i-kuh t]
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  1. a state in the NE United States. 5009 sq. mi. (12,975 sq. km). Capital: Hartford. Abbreviation: Conn., Ct., CT (for use with zip code).
  2. a river flowing S from N New Hampshire along the boundary between New Hampshire and Vermont and then through Massachusetts and Connecticut into Long Island Sound. 407 miles (655 km) long.
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Connecticut

noun
  1. a state of the northeastern US, in New England. Capital: Hartford. Pop: 3 483 372 (2003 est). Area: 12 973 sq km (5009 sq miles)Abbreviation: Conn., (with zip code) CT
  2. a river in the northeastern US, rising in N New Hampshire and flowing south to Long Island Sound. Length: 651 km (407 miles)
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Word Origin and History for connecticut

Connecticut

U.S. state, originally the name of the river, said to be from Mohican (Algonquian) quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from *kwen- "long" + *-ehtekw "tidal river" + *-enk "place."

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Connecticut

State in the northeastern United States; southernmost of the New England states, bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and New York to the west. Its capital is Hartford, and its largest city is Bridgeport.

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One of the thirteen colonies.
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