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seaport in NW Wash., at the N end of Puget Sound: pop. 67,000
Origin: after Bellingham Bay, so named (1793) by Capt. Vancouver (see Vancouver) after his associate, Sir William Bellingham
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A city of northwest Washington on Bellingham Bay south of the British Columbia, Canada, border. It is a port of entry with shipbuilding and processing industries. Population: 75,100.