[ir-uh-kwoi, -kwoiz]
noun, plural Iroquois.
a member of a North American Indian confederacy, the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and later the Tuscaroras.
belonging or relating to the iroquois or their tribes.

1660–70, Americanism; < French: adaptation of an unidentified term in an Algonquian language Unabridged
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Iroquois (ˈɪrəˌkwɔɪ, -ˌkwɔɪz)
n , pl -quois
1.  Five Nations See also Six Nations a member of any of a group of North American Indian peoples formerly living between the Hudson River and the St Lawrence and Lake Erie
2.  any of the Iroquoian languages
3.  of or relating to the Iroquois, their language, or their culture

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Word Origin & History

1666, from Fr. (1603); not an Iroquoian word; perhaps from an Algonquian language.
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Example sentences for iroquois
The abenaki also built long houses similar to those of the iroquois.
Eventually, the tribes moved north under the protection of the iroquois.
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