Definition of Baton Rouge in US English:

Baton Rouge

proper noun

  • The capital of Louisiana, in the southeastern central part of the state, on the Mississippi River; population 223,689 (est. 2008).

Origin

French, literally ‘red stick’, with reference to a post placed as a boundary marker for the settlement.

Pronunciation

Baton Rouge

/ˌbat(ə)n ˈro͞oZH/