Iroquois

/ˈɪrəkwɔɪ/

Origin

1660–70, Americanism; < French: adaptation of an unidentified term in an Algonquian language (Source: dictionary.com)

French, from an Algonquian language. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Iroquois

Iroquois

noun

  1. a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and later the Tuscaroras.
  2. a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living between the Hudson River and the St Lawrence and Lake ErieSee also Five Nations, Six Nations
  3. any of the Iroquoian languages

dictionary.com

Iroquois

adjective

  1. belonging or relating to the Iroquois or their tribes.
  2. of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture

dictionary.com

Iroquois

noun

  1. A member of a former confederacy of six North American peoples (Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Tuscarora) who lived mainly in southern Ontario and Quebec and northern New York State.
  2. Any of the Iroquoian languages spoken by the Iroquois.

lexico.com

Iroquois

adjective

  1. Relating to the Iroquois or their languages.

lexico.com

Iroquois

noun

  1. : an American Indian confederacy originally of New York consisting of the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca and later including the Tuscarora
  2. : a member of any of the Iroquois peoples

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Example sentences for Iroquois

  1. He also fell in love with an Iroquois girl and concealed her within his home, under the care of one of his slaves.
  2. Kessenich, to be fair, has also lavished the Iroquois with praise for their skills and sportsmanship in subsequent games.
  3. If for nothing else, lacrosse matters because it reminds us the Iroquois still exist.
  4. When the teams played the Sunday before, the Iroquois lost by only a single point.
  5. These comments incited an uproar among Iroquois fans believing Kessenich had disrespected their tradition.
  6. Finally the Iroquois determined to make an end of the Hurons.
  7. Mr. Frankenstein said that the stage manager told him that the Iroquois stage was not equipped with a true fire curtain.
  8. From that time forward, there was dread of Iroquois surprises in the camp.
  9. The Iroquois were ten strong, and soon it looked as if all our friends would undoubtedly be killed and scalped.
  10. For every whoop of the Hurons, the Iroquois give an angry yell of defiance.
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