the region of the United States bounded on the W by the Rocky Mountains, on the S by the Ohio River and the S extremities of Missouri and Kansas, and on the E, variously, by the Allegheny Mountains, the E border of Ohio, or the E border of Illinois.
Also called Midwest.
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Location of some of the richest farming land in the world; known for its corn, hogs, and dairy and beef cattle.
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