state of the E U.S., on the Atlantic: one of the 13 original states: 9,774 sq mi (25,314 sq km); cap. Annapolis: abbrev. MD or Md
Origin of Marylandafter Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I of England
Abbr. MD or Md.
A state of the eastern United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was founded by Lord Baltimore in 1634 as a refuge for English Roman Catholics. Maryland ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Annapolis is the capital and Baltimore the largest city.
- A state of the United States of America Capital: Annapolis.
Named after the Queen Consort of England, Henrietta Maria of France.