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Pierre

[peer for 1; pee-air or, French, pyer for 2]
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noun
  1. a city in and the capital of South Dakota, in the central part, on the Missouri River.
  2. a male given name, form of Peter.
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South Dakota

noun
  1. a state in the N central United States: a part of the Midwest. 77,047 sq. mi. (199,550 sq. km). Capital: Pierre. Abbreviation: SD (for use with zip code), S. Dak.
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Related formsSouth Dakotan, adjective, noun
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Pierre

noun
  1. a city in central South Dakota, capital of the state, on the Missouri River. Pop: 13 939 (2003 est)
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South Dakota

noun
  1. a state of the western US: lies mostly in the Great Plains; the chief US producer of gold and beryl. Capital: Pierre. Pop: 764 309 (2003 est). Area: 196 723 sq km (75 955 sq miles)Abbreviation: S. Dak, (with zip code) SD
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Word Origin and History for pierre

Pierre

Modern French form of masc. proper name represented in Modern English by Peter (q.v.). The city in South Dakota, U.S., was named for Pierre Chouteau (1789-1865) who set up an Indian trading post here in 1837.

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South Dakota

State in the north-central United States bordered by North Dakota to the north, Minnesota and Iowa to the east, Nebraska to the south, and Wyoming and Montana to the west. Its capital is Pierre, and its largest city is Sioux Falls.

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