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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.
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)
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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|Noun||1.||Kentucky - 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
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