Pequot

Pequot

[pee-kwot]
noun, plural Pequots (especially collectively) Pequot.
a member of a powerful tribe of Algonquian-speaking Indians of Connecticut that was essentially destroyed in the Pequot War.

Origin:
1625–35, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) Pequttôog (plural), and the cognate in other SE New England languages, e.g., (Dutch spelling) Pequat(s), Pequatoo(s), probably literally, people of the shoals

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Pequot (ˈpiːkwɒt)
 
n , -quot, -quots
1.  a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in S New England
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
 
[probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers]

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