Adirondacks

Adirondack

[ad-uh-ron-dak]
noun, plural Adirondacks (especially collectively) Adirondack.
1.
a member of an Algonquian people living mainly north of the St. Lawrence River.

Origin:
probably earlier than 1865–70, Americanism

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Adirondack Mountains or Adirondacks (ˌædɪˈrɒndæk)
 
pl n
a mountain range in NE New York State. Highest peak: Mount Marcy, 1629 m (5344 ft)
 
Adirondacks or Adirondacks
 
pl n

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Adirondack
type of lawn or deck chair, said to have been designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee, owner of the Westport Mountain Spring, a resort in the Adirondack region of New York State, and commercially manufactured the following year, but said originally to have been called Westport chair after the town where it was
first made. Adirondack Mountains is a back-formation from Adirondacks, treated as a plural noun but really from Mohawk (Iroquoian) adiro:daks "tree-eaters," a name applied to neighboring Algonquian tribes, in which the -s is an imperfective affix.
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Adirondack Mountains [(ad-uh-ron-dak)]

Mountain range in northeastern New York state.

Note: The region is a resort area.
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