Ottawa
I. noun (plural -was or -wa) Etymology: French Outaoua, from Ojibwa (eastern dialect) ota•wa• Date: 1687 a member of an American Indian people of Michigan and southern Ontario II. geographical name 1. river 696 miles (1120 kilometers) E Canada in SE Ontario & S Quebec flowing E into St. Lawrence River 2. city capital of Canada in SE Ontario population 774,072

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  • Ottawa — (izg. {{tag1=2}}Ȍ{{/tag1}}tava) ž 1. {{001f}}geogr. pritok rijeke St. Lawrence (I Kanada) 2. {{001f}}glavni grad Kanade …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

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