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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
1625-1635
1625-35, Americanism
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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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Encyclopedia Article for Huron

grison

(Spanish: "ferret"), either of two weasellike carnivores of the genus Galictis (sometimes Grison), family Mustelidae, found in most regions of Central and South America; sometimes tamed when young. These animals have small, broad ears, short legs, and slender bodies 40-50 cm (16-22 inches) long, weighing 1-3 kg (2-6.5 pounds); the tail accounts for an additional 15-20 cm (6-8 inches). Their backs are grayish or brown and their limbs, lower parts, and faces are black; a white stripe runs across the forehead and along the sides of the neck. Gregarious and generally diurnal, they climb, swim, and burrow adeptly and feed on small animals and fruit. Their litters contain two to four young

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