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Wisconsin

Wis·con·sin

Wisconsin

 
pronunciation:
wihs kan sihn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a midwestern U.S. state between Minnesota and Lake Michigan. (abbr.: WI)
derivation: Wisconsinite (n.)
Word History
Wisconsin comes from ouisconsink, an Algonquin name for the Wisconsin River. Ouisconsink may mean "grassy place" or "place of the beaver."
Word Parts
The word wisconsin contains the following part:
-ite2 Greek noun-forming suffix that means person or thing that comes from, or is a member or follower of