Massachusett(redirected from Massachusett (tribe))
Mas·sa·chu·settalso 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.