from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A state of the eastern United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was founded by Lord Baltimore in 1634 as a refuge for English Roman Catholics. Maryland ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Annapolis is the capital and Baltimore the largest city.

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  • proper noun A state of the United States of America. Capital: Annapolis.

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  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies


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Named after the Queen Consort of England, Henrietta Maria of France.


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  • For a list specific to Baltimore, see Baltimorese.

    January 4, 2011