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New Orleans

founded 1718 as Nouvelle Orléans, in honor of French regent Philippe, duc d'Orléans (1674–1723). The name was Englished after the place was purchased by the U.S. in 1803.

updated on May 30, 2019

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Definitions of New Orleans from WordNet

New Orleans (n.)
a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.