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cayuse

[kahy-yoos, kahy-oos] /kaɪˈyus, ˈkaɪ us/
noun
1.
Western U.S. a horse, especially an Indian pony.
2.
Also called cayuse wind. Northwestern U.S. a cold wind blowing from the east.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; named after the Cayuse

Cayuse

[kahy-yoos, kahy-oos] /kaɪˈyus, ˈkaɪ us/
noun, plural Cayuses (especially collectively) Cayuse.
1.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians now living in Oregon.
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British Dictionary definitions for cayuse

cayuse

/ˈkaɪuːs/
noun
1.
(Western US & Canadian) a small Native American pony used by cowboys
Word Origin
C19: from a Chinookan language
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Word Origin and History for cayuse
n.

"horse, Indian pony," 1841, American English, said to be a Chinook (native Pacific Northwest) word; also the name of an Indian group and language (1825), of unknown origin.

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Encyclopedia Article for cayuse

bronco

North American wild or Indian-tamed horse, descended from horses taken to the New World by the Spanish in the 16th century. The name comes from that of an Indian tribe of eastern Washington and Oregon that was known for the small horses it bred.

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