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Kansas

[ kan-zuhs ]
/ ˈkæn zəs /
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noun
a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 82,276 sq. mi. (213,094 sq. km). Capital: Topeka. Abbreviations: KS (for use with zip code), Kans., Kan., Kas.
a river in northeastern Kansas, flowing east to the Missouri River. 169 miles (270 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for Kansas

Kansas
/ (ˈkænzəs) /

noun
a state of the central US: consists of undulating prairie, drained chiefly by the Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri Rivers; mainly agricultural. Capital: Topeka. Pop: 2 723 507 (2003 est). Area: 213 096 sq km (82 277 sq miles)Abbreviation: Kan, Kans, (with zip code) KS
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Cultural definitions for Kansas

Kansas

State in the central United States bordered by Nebraska to the north, Missouri to the east, Oklahoma to the south, and Colorado to the west. Its capital is Topeka, and its largest city is Wichita.

notes for Kansas

In the 1850s, the state came to be known as “bleeding Kansas” because of the violence between hostile free-staters and pro-slavery settlers.
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