Cochise

Cochise

[koh-chees]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a prehistoric American Indian culture of southeastern Arizona, dating from around 9000 b.c.

Origin:
named after Cochise County, Arizona

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Cochise

[koh-chees]
noun
c1815–74, a chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.
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Cochise (kəʊˈtʃiːs, -ˈtʃiːz)
 
n
died 1874, Apache Indian chief

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Cochise
(c.18151874), leader of the Chiricahua Apache people, Athabaskan, perhaps from chizh "firewood" (cf. ko-chizh "his firewood"), or from ch'izhi "the rough one."
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