[ noun ] (government,geography) a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
They spread over an area no larger than Oregon ; yet they include peoples as different from one another as Oregonians are from Patagonians .(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
Twenty-five_thousand to each of the great-nieces in Oregon ( not much to blood_relatives out of millions ) ten_thousand to this friend and that , five_thousand to another ; to Brian_Thayer , the sum of ten_thousand dollars ; to the Pecks , ten_thousand each ; to Joan_Sheldon the conditional bequest of ten_thousand to be paid to her in the event that she was still in Mrs._Meeker 's employ at the time of the latter 's death .