Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a state in east central United States
  2. (noun, object) a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky

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Synonyms of Tennessee

tennessee river, tn, volunteer state

Origin of the word Tennessee

  1. state and river, from Cherokee (Iroquoian) village name ta'nasi', of unknown origin. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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