Here's the hardest word to spell in each state, according to Google

Una later said she knew how to spell regurgitant when she heard the word.

Google published a graphic Tuesday of "America's most misspelled words", a state-by-state look at the most common word preceded in Google searches by the phrase "how to spell".

Una VanWynsberghe of Van Wert, Ohio, correctly spelled "regurgitant" on Wednesday morning during a preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. And she fuels her competitive fire by watching other spellers.

Fuller is one of more than 11 million youths who competed in earlier spelling bees in all 50 USA states, US territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, and several nations from Jamaica to Japan, contest officials said in a news release.

The 291 elementary- and middle-schoolers competing in the 90th.

Google Trends map shows words most frequently searched for spelling help in each state.

Last year, the bee extended the final rounds and made the championship words tougher in an attempt to avoid a third straight tie.

"I like co-champions", he said. "I heard that the third round has a lot of hard words and I saw a lot of people getting eliminated so that put me off a bit".

"I think anyone who gets into the spelling bee really has to want it, you have to set goals and you have to want to win", Baca said.

For this year's competitors, Tuesday was all about surviving the written test, perhaps the most nerve-racking part of the bee. The home-schooled kindergartener from Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the third 6-year-old to make it to the bee since 2012, but she's 5 months younger than the previous record-holder, and she was just 5 when she qualified.

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