Definition of Iowa in US English:

Iowa

proper noun

  • A state in the northern central US, on the western banks of the Mississippi River; population 3,002,555 (est. 2008); capital, Des Moines; statehood, Dec. 28, 1846 (29). It was acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Pronunciation

Iowa

/ˈīəwə//ˈaɪəwə/