The word Wisconsin 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 the Miami word meskonsing (“it lies red”), later corrupted to 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)