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Wyoming

Wy·o·ming

Wyoming

 
pronunciation:
waI o mIng
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the northwestern United States. Its capital is Cheyenne. (abbreviated: WY)
derivation: Wyomingite (n.)
Word History
Wyoming is the English version of mache-weaming, an Algonquin word that means "place of the big flats." When the Territory of Wyoming was created in 1868, it was named after the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.
Word Parts
The word wyoming contains the following part:
-ite2 Greek noun-forming suffix that means person or thing that comes from, or is a member or follower of