The word has its origins in the name given to the Wisconsin River by one of the Algonquian-speaking American Indian groups living in the region at the time of European contact, probably Miami meskonsing (“it lies red”), borrowed into French as Ouisconsin by French explorers; compare Ojibwe misko- (“red”), -osin (“to lie”) and -ing (“locative suffix”).
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- A state of the United States of America Capital: Madison. Largest city: Milwaukee.
- The Wisconsin River, flowing 430 miles from Wisconsin to the Mississippi River.
Wisconsin (genitive Wisconsins)