Cree

Cree

[kree]
noun, plural Crees (especially collectively) Cree.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana.
2.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Cree Indians.
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cree (kriː)
 
n
dialect (South Wales), (Southwest English) temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children
 
[of unknown origin]

Cree (kriː)
 
n , Cree, Crees
1.  a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
3.  a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages
 
[from first syllable of Canadian French Christianaux, probably based on Ojibwa Kenistenoag (tribal name)]

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Cree
1744, from Fr.-Canadian Cris, short for Christinaux, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) *kiristino, originally referring to a group in the Hudson Bay region.
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