1. a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies (Freq. 5)
Syn: ↑Bay State, ↑Old Colony, ↑MA
Members of this Region: ↑Lexington, ↑Concord, ↑Lexington and Concord
Instance Hypernyms: ↑American state
Part Holonyms:
Part Meronyms:
2. the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
Syn: ↑Massachuset
Hypernyms: ↑Algonquian, ↑Algonquin, ↑Algonquian language
3. a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
Syn: ↑Massachuset
Hypernyms: ↑Algonquian, ↑Algonquin
4. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Colony

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Massachusetts [Massachusetts]
a north-eastern US state in ↑New England, also known informally as the Bay State or the Old Colony. The capital and largest city is ↑Boston. The state was settled in 1620 by the ↑Pilgrim Fathers. It played an important part in the ↑American Revolution and was one of the original 13 states. Its main industries include the production of electronic and communication equipment, as well as education and research. It also produces a lot of vegetables and fruit, especially cranberries.

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