- a seaport in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi: British defeated (1815) by Americans under Andrew Jackson.
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May the New-Orleans compounder be forgiven the iniquitous mixture!Bonaventure
George Washington Cable
They looked upon all the wealth and comforts of New-Orleans as already their own.
Soon after he landed at New-Orleans, and was received "with dumb respect."
On this marsh, most of which was under water, the city of New-Orleans was begun.
Sunday is the busiest day of the week to the stranger in New-Orleans.
- a port in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi River, about 172 km (107 miles) from the sea: the largest city in the state and the second most important port in the US; founded by the French in 1718; belonged to Spain (1763–1803). It is largely below sea level, built around the Vieux Carré (French quarter); famous for its annual Mardi Gras festival and for its part in the history of jazz; a major commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. Pop: 469 032 (2003 est)
founded 1718 as Nouvelle Orléans, in honor of French regent Philippe, duc d’Orléans (1674-1723); anglicized after purchase by the U.S. in 1803.
Port city in southeastern Louisiana.