Origin of Idahoafter Idaho, where principally grown
Origin of Idahoname said to be a Native American word but in fact invented by a local businessman, who origin, originally suggested it (1860) for the Colo. Territory; later given (1863) to territory that became the state of Idaho; possibly from a similar word in Shoshonean or Kiowa
Abbr. ID or Id.
Origin of IdahoAfter Idaho where it is chiefly grown
- A state of the United States of America Capital: Boise.
- An Idaho potato.
When a name was being selected for new territory, eccentric lobbyist George M. Willing suggested "Idaho," which he claimed was a Native American term meaning "gem of the mountains". It was later revealed Willing had made up the name himself.