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Nar·ra·gan·sett 1

also Nar·ra·gan·set  (năr′ə-găn′sĭt)
n. pl. Narragansett or Nar·ra·gan·setts also Narraganset or Nar·ra·gan·sets
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting Rhode Island west of Narragansett Bay. The Narragansett were nearly exterminated during King Philip's War in 1675-1676.
2. The Algonquian language of the Narragansett.

[From a Narragansett place name.]

Nar′ra·gan′sett adj.

Nar·ra·gan·sett 2

A Narragansett turkey.


n -sett or -setts
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in Rhode Island
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family


(ˌnær əˈgæn sɪt)

n., pl. -setts, (esp. collectively) -sett.
1. a member of an American Indian people of Rhode Island.
2. the extinct Eastern Algonquian language of the Narragansett.
References in classic literature ?
In the state of Rhode Island there is a bay called Narragansett, so named after a powerful tribe of Indians, which formerly dwelt on its banks.
I am glad to encounter thee, friend," continued the maiden, waving her hand to the stranger to proceed, as she urged her Narragansett to renew its amble.
New Zealand Tom and Don Miguel, after at various times creating great havoc among the boats of different vessels, were finally gone in quest of, systematically hunted out, chased and killed by valiant whaling captains, who heaved up their anchors with that express object as much in view, as in setting out through the Narragansett Woods, Captain Butler of old had it in his mind to capture that notorious murderous savage Annawon, the headmost warrior of the Indian King Philip.
Archer acquiesced, and she turned the ponies down Narragansett Avenue, crossed Spring Street and drove out toward the rocky moorland beyond.
Finally, we want to say to Chief Thomas and the Narragansett Tribe that all of us at Harrah's are tremendously proud of the working relationship we have enjoyed for several years now.
The Town of Narragansett is requesting bids from laboratories certified by the State of Rhode Island to perform all necessary services in connection with analyzing and reporting on samples from the Scarborough Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Narragansett Pretreatment program.
A two-time Division 5 all-star, Kitchen helped Narragansett finish 8-4 before falling in the Division 5 playoffs to West Boylston.
A Rhode Island businessman has bought the Narragansett beer brand from the Pabst Brewing Co.
Officials from Belmont Market, Narragansett Town Council, and Gilbane Development Company will be on hand to make remarks and answer questions.
With a hard-fought, 14-7 victory over fourth-seeded Narragansett Regional last night in a Division 5 semifinal at Oakmont Regional, the top-seeded Lions are off to the big dance on Saturday.
The end came quickly for the Narragansett Brewery and its employees.
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