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Difference between Great Lakes State and Land of 10,000 Lakes

Great Lakes State, the—(U.S., also: Great Lake State, the) a nickname of the state of Michigan:

  • Baker has brought the story of Michigan mammals up-to-date, and this work will become the standard reference to the mammals of the Great Lakes State.

Land of 10,000 Lakes, the—(U.S.) a nickname of the state of Minnesota:

  • The “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota got its nickname because there are more than 12,000 lakes throughout the state.