Pronunciation: (kan'zus), [key]
1. a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 2,363,208. 82,276 sq. mi. (213,094 sq. km). Cap.: Topeka. Abbr.: KS (for use with zip code), Kans., Kan., Kas.
2. a river in NE Kansas, flowing E to the Missouri River. 169 mi. (270 km) long.
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