from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Illinois, one of the United States, bordering on Lake Michigan.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of the State of Illinois.
  • Specifically, in geology, noting an epoch or subdivision of the glacial period, of which the deposits are well developed in Illinois.
  • noun One of the Illinois, an Indian tribe of Algonkian stock.

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  • noun a native or resident of Illinois


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