St. Louis

[ seynt -loo-is ]
/ ˌseɪnt ˈlu ɪs /

noun

a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi.
a river in NE Minnesota, flowing generally S to Lake Superior at Duluth. 160 miles (257 km) long.

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Cultural definitions for St. Louis

St. Louis
[ (saynt looh-uhs) ]

The largest city in Missouri.

notes for St. Louis

Known as the “Gateway to the West” because of its importance as a staging area for wagon trains in the nineteenth century. The Gateway Arch, made of steel and several hundred feet high, stands in St. Louis in commemoration of this fact.
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