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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Louisiana mean? 

  The noun LOUISIANA has 1 sense:

1. a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

  Familiarity information: LOUISIANA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1Louisiana [BACK TO TOP]


A state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

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Nouns denoting spatial position


Louisiana; Pelican State; LA

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Louisiana"):

Ouachita; Ouachita River (a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River)

Shreveport (a city in northwest Louisiana on the Red River near the Texas border)

New Orleans (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)

Morgan City (a town in southeast Louisiana south of Baton Rouge)

Monroe (a town in north central Louisiana)

Lafayette (a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians)

Baton Rouge; capital of Louisiana (capital of Louisiana)

Alexandria (a town in Louisiana on the Red River)

Red; Red River (a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana)

Holonyms ("Louisiana" is a part of...):

Gulf States (a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas)

Holonyms ("Louisiana" is a member of...):

Confederacy; Confederate States; Confederate States of America; Dixie; Dixieland; South (the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861)

Deep South (the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery)

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