Bakersfield definition by Webster's New World
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city in SC Calif.: pop. 247,000
Origin: after Colossians T. Baker, early landowner
Bakersfield definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of south-central California at the southern end of the fertile San Joaquin Valley north-northwest of Los Angeles. Gold was discovered in the region in 1855 and petroleum in 1899. Population: 308,000.