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Louisiana

Lou·i·si·an·a

Louisiana

pronunciation:
lu i zi ae n [or] lu i zi ae n
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part of speech: noun
definition: a southern U.S. state between Mississippi and Texas. (abbr.: LA)
derivations: Louisianan (adj.), Louisianian (adj.), Louisianan (n.), Louisianian (n.)
Word History
Louisiana was named in honor of France's King Louis the Fourteenth in 1682, when Sieur de la Salle claimed the Mississippi River valley for France.