Connecticut[kə net′ə kət]
- New England state of the U.S.: one of the 13 original states; 4,845 sq mi (12,548 sq km); pop. 3,406,000; cap. Hartford: abbrev. CT or Conn
- river in NE U.S., flowing from N N.H. across Mass. & Conn. into Long Island Sound: 407 mi (655 km)
Origin: ; from Algonquin (Mahican), literally , place of the long river
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Abbr. CT or Conn. or Ct.
Connecticut - Cultural Definition
State in the northeastern United States; southernmost of the New England states, bordered by Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and New York to the west. Its capital is Hartford, and its largest city is Bridgeport.
- One of the thirteen colonies.