Middle West

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noun

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.
Related formsMiddle Westerner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for middle west

Middle West


noun

another name for the Midwest
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Culture definitions for middle west

Middle West


Area of the northern United States including the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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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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