Definition of Baton Rouge from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Baton Rouge

 
NAmE//ˌbætn ˈruʒ//
 
 
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the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. In French it literally means “red stick,” which is a reference to a post placed as a boundary marker for the settlement.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Baton Rouge