tennessee


tennessee

noun

  1. a state in the SE United States. 42,246 sq. mi. (109,415 sq. km). Capital: Nashville. Abbreviation: TN (for use with zip code), Tenn.
  2. a river flowing from E Tennessee through N Alabama, W Tennessee, and SW Kentucky into the Ohio near Paducah. 652 miles (1050 km) long.

noun

  1. a state of the E central US: consists of a plain in the west, rising to the Appalachians and the Cumberland Plateau in the east. Capital: Nashville. Pop: 5 841 748 (2003 est). Area: 109 412 sq km (42 244 sq miles)Abbreviation: Tenn, (with zip code) TN
  2. a river in the E central US, flowing southwest from E Tennessee into N Alabama, then west and north to the Ohio River at Paducah: the longest tributary of the Ohio; includes a series of dams and reservoirs under the Tennessee Valley Authority. Length: 1049 km (652 miles)

state and river, from Cherokee (Iroquoian) village name ta’nasi’, of unknown origin. State in the south-central United States bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north; North Carolina to the east; Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south; and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. Its capital is Nashville, and its largest city is Memphis.

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