Meaning of New Hampshire

New" Hamp'shire

Pronunciation: (hamp'shur, -shēr), [key]
  1. a state in the NE United States. 920,610; 9304 sq. mi. (24,100 sq. km). Cap.: Concord. Abbr.: NH (for use with zip code), N.H.
  2. one of an American breed of chestnut-red chickens raised for meat and eggs.
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