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Cochise

[koh-chees] /koʊˈtʃis/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric American Indian culture of southeastern Arizona, dating from around 9000 b.c.
Origin of Cochise
named after Cochise County, Arizona

Cochise

[koh-chees] /koʊˈtʃis/
noun
1.
c1815–74, a chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.
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  • And so late in 1872 Cochise and his people came back to the reservation.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • They lived there, during the lifetime of Cochise, in peace and quiet.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • A glance down the rungs showed him three Apaches below Cochise, and Carmena at the foot, waiting with the remainder of the band.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • And finally Cochise asked the old-timer whether he believed in a hereafter.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • He was headed for the mine when his burro was shot and we had to leave his outfit—thanks to Cochise.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • They'd protect you, Blossom, if Cochise should get up the cliff and you hid in that corner.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • Tucson Jennie's the best cook in Cochise County, an', bein' her husband that a-way, you ain't in no place to jedge.'

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for Cochise

Cochise

/kəʊˈtʃiːs; -ˈtʃiːz/
noun
1.
died 1874, Apache Indian chief
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Word Origin and History for Cochise

(c.1815-1874), leader of the Chiricahua Apache people; his name is Athabaskan, perhaps from chizh "firewood" (cf. ko-chizh "his firewood"), or from ch'izhi "the rough one."

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