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n. pl. Erie or E·ries
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, and western New York. The Erie ceased to exist as a people after being defeated by the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Erie.
A city of northwest Pennsylvania on Lake Erie southwest of Buffalo, New York. A port of entry, it was laid out in 1795 on the site of Fort Presque Isle, built by the French in 1753.
npl Eries or Erie
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Erie
2. (Languages) the language of this people, possibly belonging to the Iroquoian family
1. (Placename) Lake Erie a lake between the US and Canada: the southernmost and the shallowest of the Great Lakes; empties by the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Area: 25 718 sq km (9930 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. Pop: 101 373 (2003 est)
n., pl. E•ries, (esp. collectively) E•rie for 3.
1. Lake, a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes. 239 mi. (385 km) long; 9940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
2. a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. 105,270.
3. a member of an American Indian people, presumed to be Iroquoian-speaking, who lived S of Lake Erie in the 17th century.
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|Noun||1.||Erie - a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York|
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
|2.||Erie - the 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal|
Great Lakes - a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
|3.||Erie - a port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania|