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Pro·vo 1

A city of north-central Utah south-southeast of Salt Lake City on the Provo River, about 65 km (40 mi) long. Settled by Mormons in 1849, it is the seat of Brigham Young University (established 1875).

Pro·vo 2

n. pl. Pro·vos
One of the members of an extremist faction of the Irish Republican Army.

[Shortening and alteration of Provisional (Wing), name of the faction.]
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n, pl -vos
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for a Provisional2
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(ˈproʊ voʊ)

a city in central Utah. 73,250.


(ˈproʊ voʊ)

n., pl. -vos.
(sometimes l.c.) provisional (def. 6).
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Noun1.Provo - a city in north central Utah settled by Mormons
Beehive State, Mormon State, Utah, UT - a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
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