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n. pl. Delaware or Del·a·wares
1. A member of a group of closely related Native American peoples formerly inhabiting the Delaware and Hudson river valleys and the area between, with present-day populations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Ontario. The Delaware formed a variety of political alliances in their westward migration after losing their lands to white settlement in the 1600s and 1700s. Also called Lenape, Lenni Lenape.
2. Either of two closely related Algonquian languages, Munsee and Unami, historically spoken by this people.
[After the Delaware River.]
Del·a·ware 2(dĕl′ə-wâr′) Abbr. DE or Del.
A state of the eastern United States on the Atlantic Ocean. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was settled by the Dutch in 1631 and by Swedes in 1638, passing to England in 1664. It was part of William Penn's Pennsylvania grant from 1682 until 1776. In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution. Dover is the capital and Wilmington the largest city.
A variety of grape having sweet, light red fruit.
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npl -wares or -ware
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living near the Delaware River
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
1. (Placename) a state of the northeastern US, on the Delmarva Peninsula: mostly flat and low-lying, with hills in the extreme north and cypress swamps in the extreme south. Capital: Dover. Pop: 817 491 (2003 est). Area: 5004 sq km (1932 sq miles). Abbreviation: Del. or DE (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in the northeastern US, rising in the Catskill Mountains and flowing south into Delaware Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic. Length 660 km (410 miles)
(Plants) an American variety of grape that has sweet light red fruit
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n., pl. -wares, (esp. collectively) -ware for 5.
1. a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 783,600; 2057 sq. mi. (5330 sq. km). Cap.: Dover. Abbr.: DE, Del.
2. a river flowing S from SE New York, along the boundary between Pennsylvania and New Jersey into Delaware Bay. 296 mi. (475 km) long.
3. a member of any of a group of American Indian peoples formerly of the drainage basin of the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and the intervening area.
4. the Eastern Algonquian language of any of the Delaware peoples.
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|Noun||1.||Delaware - a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay|
|2.||Delaware - a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania|
|3.||Delaware - one of the British colonies that formed the United States|
|4.||Delaware - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies|
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Mid-Atlantic states - a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Wilmington - the largest city in Delaware
Delaware, Delaware River - a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
Delaware Bay - an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River
|5.||Delaware - the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware|
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