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Huron

[hyoo r-uh n, -on or, often, yoo r-] /ˈhyʊər ən, -ɒn or, often, ˈyʊər-/
noun
1.
a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron.
2.
an Iroquoian language, the language of the Huron Indians.
3.
Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).
4.
a city in E South Dakota.
Origin of Huron
1625-1635
1625-35, Americanism
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  • The Huron hesitated no longer, but the next moment stood beside the Miami on the broad mass of stone.

    Oonomoo the Huron Edward S. Ellis
  • When the Huron talks to the women, his tribe shut their ears.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Are you turned Huron then with your knives and hatchets and your Seneca belts?

    Cardigan Robert W. Chambers
  • When our Great Father speaks to his people, is it with the tongue of a Huron?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Once more Champlain turned homeward, and with him went his Huron host, Durantal.

  • The Huron arose, and shook himself like a lion quitting his lair.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Father du Creux' map places it on the western coast of the Huron peninsula.

  • But why should I, a Huron of the woods, tell a wise people their own traditions?

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Huron

Huron

/ˈhjʊərən/
noun
1.
Lake Huron, a lake in North America, between the US and Canada: the second largest of the Great Lakes. Area: 59 570 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
2.
(pl) -rons, -ron. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron
3.
the Iroquoian language of this people
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Word Origin and History for Huron

the North American lake is named for the Indian people, whose name is from obsolete French huron "bristle-haired" (the French word frequently was used in reference to head-dresses, and that might be its original sense here), from Old French huré "bristly, unkempt, shaggy," of uncertain origin, but French sources indicate it probably is from Germanic.

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