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  1. Lake Michigan, Michigan(noun)

    the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders

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  1. Lake Michigan(ProperNoun)

    One of the Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. Hydrologically, a bay of Lake Michiganu2013Huron.

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  1. Lake Michigan

    Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes are shared by the U.S. and Canada. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron. To the east, its basin is conjoined with that of Lake Huron through the wide Straits of Mackinac, giving it the same surface elevation as its easterly counterpart; the two are technically a single lake. Lake Michigan is bounded, from west to east, by the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The word "Michigan" originally referred to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning "great water".


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