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Des Moines

[ duh -moin ]
/ də ˈmɔɪn /
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noun
a city in and the capital of Iowa, in the central part, on the Des Moines River.
a river flowing SE from SW Minnesota through Iowa to the Mississippi River. About 530 miles (850 km) long.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Des Moines

Des Moines·i·an [duh -moi-nee-uhn], /də ˈmɔɪ ni ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Des Moines

Des Moines
/ (də ˈmɔɪn, ˈmɔɪnz) /

noun
a city in S central Iowa: state capital. Pop: 196 093 (2003 est)
a river in the N central US, rising in SW Minnesota and flowing southeast to join the Mississippi. Length: 861 km (535 miles)
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Cultural definitions for Des Moines

Des Moines
[ (duh-moyn) ]

Capital of Iowa and largest city in the state.

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