Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
  2. (noun, animal) glossy snake

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Synonyms of Arizona

az, genus arizona, grand canyon state

Alternate forms of Arizona

Hypernyms: reptile genus

Origin of the word Arizona

  1. 1861, originally the name of a breakaway Confederate region of southern New Mexico; organized roughly along modern lines as a U.S. territory in 1863. From Sp. Arizonac, probably from a local name among the O'odham (Piman) people meaning "having a little spring." Alternative theory is that it derives from Basque arizonak "good oaks." more

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