Definition of California in English:

California

proper noun

  • A state in the western US, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean; population 36,756,666 (est. 2008); capital, Sacramento. Formerly part of Mexico, it was ceded to the US in 1847, and became the 31st state of the US in 1850.

Pronunciation

California

/ˌkalɪˈfɔːnɪə/