Definition of Maryland in English:

Maryland

proper noun

  • A state of the eastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounding Chesapeake Bay; population 5,633,597 (est. 2008); capital, Annapolis. Colonized by England in the 17th century, it was one of the original thirteen states of the Union and ratified the US Constitution in 1788.

Origin

Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I.

Pronunciation

Maryland

/ˈmɛːrɪˌland/