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  1. Mis·sou·ri
    IPA[məˈzo͝orē]
    • 1. a major river in North America, one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and flows 2,315 miles (3,736 km) to meet the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis.

    • 2. a state in the central US, bounded on the east by the Mississippi River; population 5,911,605 (est. 2008); capital, Jefferson City. It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and became the 24th state of the US in 1821.

    • a major river of North America, one of the main tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and flows 3,736 km (2,315 miles) to meet the Mississippi just north of St Louis.

      a state in the central US, bounded on the east by the Mississippi River; population 5,911,605 (est. 2008); capital, Jefferson City. It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and became the 24th state of the US in 1821.

    • a river that flows for 560 miles (900 km) from Wyoming, through Montana and the Dakotas, to the Missouri River.
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