Winnipeg definition by Webster's New World
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- capital of Manitoba, Canada, on the Red River: pop. 618,000 (met. area, 667,000)
- river in W Ontario & SE Manitoba, Canada, flowing from the Lake of the Woods into Lake Winnipeg: (with its principal headstream) 475 mi (764 km)
- large lake in SC Manitoba: 9,465 sq mi (24,514 sq km)
Origin: ; from Cree wiinipeek, literally , body of muddy water, sea
Winnipeg definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, in the southeast part of the province at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Founded as a fur-trading post, it developed rapidly after the coming of the railroad in 1881. It is a commercial center and one of the world's largest wheat markets. Population: 633,000.
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A lake of south-central Manitoba, Canada. A remnant of the glacial Lake Agassiz, it is now a popular resort area surrounded by valuable timberlands.