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English definition of “Midwest”

Midwest

noun [U]    /ˌmɪdˈwest/ (also Middle America, Middle West)
the north central part of the US which includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas: The drought has destroyed grain crops across much of the Midwest. Midwestern    /mɪdˈwes·tərn/ adjective midwestern states/farms/families
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