The Massachusetts State House in Boston.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: after Boston, port inch(es) north eastern England
- Bostonian adjective, noun
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- Bos·toˈni·an adjective & n.
boston - Cultural Definition
Capital of Massachusetts and largest city in the state.
- Site of the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party.
- Boston is often called “the Hub” for “Hub of the Universe,” or “Beantown” after Boston baked beans.