Etymology
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Tennessee

state and river, from Cherokee (Iroquoian) village name ta'nasi', of unknown origin. Related: Tennesseean.

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Definitions of Tennessee

Tennessee (n.)
a state in east central United States;
Synonyms: Volunteer State / tn / Tenn.
Tennessee (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Tennessee River
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