Definition of Delaware from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a small eastern state in the US, named after a Native American people. Its capital city is Dover and its largest city is Wilmington. The northern part of the state is industrial, with a large chemical industry, and the southern part agricultural. Delaware was one of the original thirteen colonies and is sometimes called the First State because it was the first to accept the US Constitution.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Delaware