Idaho definition

īdə-hō
A type of large, oblong white potato with a high starch content, grown chiefly in Idaho and used mainly for baking.
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A state of the northwest United States. It was admitted as the 43rd state in 1890. Explored by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805, the region was held jointly by Great Britain and the United States from 1818 to 1846. Idaho became a separate territory in 1863. Boise is the capital and the largest city.
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(place) Mountain State of the NW U.S.: admitted 1890; 82,747 sq mi (214,314 sq km); cap. Boise.
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A state of the United States of America Capital: Boise.
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An Idaho potato.
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Noun

Singular:
idaho
Plural:
idahos

Origin of idaho

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary