Southern abbrev. FL or Fla
state of the SE U
.S., mostly on a peninsula between the Atlantic & the Gulf of Mexico: admitted
, 1845; 53,927 sq mi
(139,670 sq km); pop. 15,982,000; cap
strait between the S tip
of Fla. & Cuba
on the south & the Bahamas on the southeast
: it connects the Atlantic & the Gulf of Mexico
: also called Florida Strait
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Wortherkunft von 'Florida'
Sp < L, lit., abounding in flowers < flos
): see bloom1
: so named by Ponce de León