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Ken·tuck·y

 (kən-tŭk′ē) Abbr. KY or Ky. or Ken.
A state of the east-central United States. It was admitted as the 15th state in 1792. Daniel Boone's Transylvania Company made the first permanent settlement in the area in 1775. By the Treaty of Paris (1783) the territory became part of the United States. Frankfort is the capital and Louisville the largest city.

Ken·tuck′i·an adj. & n.

Kentucky

(kɛnˈtʌkɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ken., Ky. or KY (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)

Ken•tuck•y

(kənˈtʌk i)

n.
1. a state in the E central United States. 4,041,769; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Cap.: Frankfort.Abbr.: KY, Ken., Ky.
2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 mi. (415 km) long.
Ken•tuck′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Kentucky - a state in east central United StatesKentucky - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Mammoth Cave National Park - a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Bowling Green - a town in southern Kentucky
capital of Kentucky, Frankfort - the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
Lexington - a city in eastern Kentucky; noted for raising thoroughbred horses
Louisville - the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
Owensboro - a town in northwestern Kentucky on the Ohio River; a tobacco market
Paducah - a town in western Kentucky on the Ohio River
Cumberland River, Cumberland - a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
Tennessee River, Tennessee - a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
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Kentucky Hunters - Old French Mansion- Fiddling- Billiards- Mr.
It possessed a motley population, composed of the creole descendants of the original French colonists; the keen traders from the Atlantic States; the backwoodsmen of Kentucky and Tennessee; the Indians and half- breeds of the prairies; together with a singular aquatic race that had grown up from the navigation of the rivers - the "boatmen of the Mississippi;- who possessed habits, manners, and almost a language, peculiarly their own, and strongly technical.
caverns of Kentucky = Mammoth Cave; Chimborazo = a 20,500 foot volcano in Ecuador}
Chimborazo is not particularly low, nor are the caverns of Kentucky so strikingly elevated.
My mother was all American - no alkali-spider about HER, I can tell you; she was of the best blood of Kentucky, the bluest Blue-grass aristocracy, very proud and acrimonious - or maybe it is ceremonious.
My mother heard him say it; and he said those skeletons were two million years old, which astonished her and made her Kentucky pretensions look small and pretty antiphonal, not to say oblique.
That of New Hampshire is to be marched to Georgia, of Georgia to New Hampshire, of New York to Kentucky, and of Kentucky to Lake Champlain.
Pontellier talked about her father's Mississippi plantation and her girlhood home in the old Kentucky bluegrass country.
Having murdered his brother-in-law, Orrin Brower of Kentucky was a fugitive from justice.
Late in the afternoon of a chilly day in February, two gentlemen were sitting alone over their wine, in a well-furnished dining parlor, in the town of P , in Kentucky.
I was born in Kentucky, you know, where all the best and most aristocratic horses come from.
You are of the class, mammalia; order, primates; genus, homo; species, Kentucky.

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