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also Mas·sa·chu·set  (măs′ə-cho͞o′sĭt, -zĭt)
n. pl. Massachusett or Mas·sa·chu·setts also Massachuset or Mas·sa·chu·sets
1. A member of a Native American people formerly located along Massachusetts Bay from Plymouth north to Salem. Reduced by epidemics, the Massachusett ceased to exist as a people during the 1600s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Massachusett.

[From the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston.]


or Mas•sa•chu•set

(ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪt)

n., pl. -setts or -sets, (esp. collectively) -sett or -set.
1. a member of an American Indian people of E Massachusetts.
2. the extinct Eastern Algonquian language of the Massachusetts.
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