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Mi·am·i 1(mī-ăm′ē, -ăm′ə)
n. pl. Miami or Mi·am·is
1. A member of a Native American people originally of the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, with various groups later inhabiting parts of southern Michigan and northern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Present-day populations are in northern Indiana and northeast Oklahoma.
2. The variety of Illinois spoken by the Miami.
Mi·am·i 2(mī-ăm′ē, -ăm′ə)
A city of southeast Florida on Biscayne Bay south of Fort Lauderdale. Settled in the 1870s near the site of a fort built in 1836, it expanded greatly during the land boom of the 1920s and again after World War II. A wave of Cuban immigration began in 1959 when Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba. Miami is now a major port and commercial center.
Mi·am′i·an adj. & n.
(Placename) a city and resort in SE Florida, on Biscayne Bay: developed chiefly after 1896, esp with the Florida land boom of the 1920s; centre of an extensive tourist area. Pop: 376 815 (2003 est)
Mi•am•i(maɪˈæm i, -ˈæm ə)
1. a city in SE Florida. 365,127.
2. a river in W Ohio, flowing S into the Ohio River. 160 mi. (260 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Miami - a member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan|
|2.||Miami - a city and resort in southeastern Florida on Biscayne Bay; the best known city in Florida; a haven for retirees and a refuge for Cubans fleeing Castro|