Etymology
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Alabama

created and named as a U.S. territory 1817 by a division of Mississippi Territory; ultimately named for one of the native peoples who lived there, who speak Muskogean. Their name probably is from a Choctaw term meaning "plant-cutters." Related: Alabamian.

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Definitions of Alabama

Alabama (n.)
a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;
Synonyms: Heart of Dixie / Camellia State / al / Ala.
Alabama (n.)
a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama;
Alabama (n.)
a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River;
Synonyms: Alabama River
Alabama (n.)
the Muskhogean language of the Alabama;
From wordnet.princeton.edu