Etymology
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Georgia

the U.S. state was named 1732 as a colony for King George II of Great Britain. The Caucasian nation is so-called for St. George, who is its patron saint (his cult there may continue that of a pre-Christian deity with whom he later was identified), but the name in that place also is said to derive from Arabic or Persian Kurj, or Gurz (the form in the earliest sources, Russian Grusia), which is said to be a name of the native people, of unknown origin. In modern Georgia, the name of the country is Sakartvelo and the people's name is Kartveli. Georgia pine, long-leafed pine of the Southern U.S. states, is from 1796.

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Definitions of Georgia

Georgia (n.)
a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;
Synonyms: Empire State of the South / Peach State / ga / Ga.
Georgia (n.)
one of the British colonies that formed the United States;
Georgia (n.)
a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991;
Synonyms: Sakartvelo
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