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n. pl. Peoria or Pe·or·i·as
A member of a Native American people forming part of the Illinois confederacy.
A city of northwest-central Illinois on the Illinois River north of Springfield. The site of an early French fort, it grew in the 1800s as a transportation and industrial center.
(Placename) a port in N central Illinois, on the Illinois River. Pop: 112 907 (2003 est)
Pe•o•ri•a(piˈɔr i ə, -ˈoʊr-)
1. a city in central Illinois, on the Illinois River. 112,306.
2. a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 50,618.