Definition of Des Moines from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Des Moines

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the capital and largest city of the US state of Iowa. It began as Fort Des Moines in 1843 and developed into a centre of the Corn Belt. The city also grew because of coal mines in the area. It was named after the Des Moines River which runs through it.
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