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  1. Maryland
    IPA[ˈmɛːrɪˌland]
    • 1. a state of the eastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounding Chesapeake Bay; population 5,633,597 (est. 2008); capital, Annapolis. Colonized by England in the 17th century, it was one of the original thirteen states of the Union and ratified the US Constitution in 1788.