cayuse

cayuse

[kahy-yoos, kahy-oos]
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:
1830–40, Americanism; named after the Cayuse

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Cayuse

[kahy-yoos, kahy-oos]
noun, plural Cayuses (especially collectively) Cayuse.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians now living in Oregon.
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cayuse (ˈkaɪuːs)
 
n
(Western US), (Canadian) a small Native American pony used by cowboys
 
[C19: from a Chinookan language]

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cayuse
"horse, Indian pony," 1841, Amer.Eng., said to be a Chinook Indian word; also the name of an Indian group and language, of unknown origin.
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cayuse

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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