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n. pl. Cree or Crees
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting a large area from eastern Canada west to Alberta and the Great Slave Lake. Formerly located in central Canada, the Cree expanded westward and eastward in the 17th and 18th centuries, the western Cree adopting the Plains Indian life and the eastern Cree retaining their woodland culture.
2. The Algonquian language of the Cree.
[French Cris, shortening of Cristineaux, name of a 17th-century Cree band, from Ojibwa (Old Algonquin) kirištino·, from Cree.]
(Games, other than specified) dialect South Wales and Southwest English temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children
[of unknown origin]
npl Cree or Crees
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
3. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages
[from first syllable of Canadian French Christianaux, probably based on Ojibwa Kenistenoag (tribal name)]
n., pl. Crees, (esp. collectively) Cree.
1. a member of an American Indian people of subarctic Canada, living in scattered communities from Quebec W around the shore of Hudson Bay to Saskatchewan and Alberta.
2. the Algonquian language of the Cree.
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|Noun||1.||Cree - a member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada|
|2.||Cree - the Algonquian language spoken by the Cree|