noun, plural Cayugas (especially collectively) Cayuga.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians, the smallest tribe of the iroquois
the dialect of the Seneca language
spoken by the Cayuga.
3. Also called Cayuga duck.
one of an American breed of domestic
ducks having black plumage.
1735–45, Americanism; < Cayuga *kayo·kwę, name of a 17th-century village; compare Cayuga kayokwęhó˙nǫʔ Cayuga (people) (or < a related form in another N Iroquoian language)