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Tennessee

Ten·nes·see

Tennessee

 
pronunciation:
te n si
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part of speech: noun
definition: a southeastern U.S. state between Kentucky and Alabama. (abbr.: TN)
derivations: Tennessean (adj.), Tennessean (n.)
Word History
Tennessee is the English spelling of tanasie, which means "the meeting place." It was the name of a Cherokee village, but Spanish explorers began calling the whole area Tenaqui in the 1500s.