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n. pl. Esquimau or Es·qui·maux (-mōz′)
[French, sing. of Esquimaux, Eskimo; see Eskimo.]
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n, adjpl -maus or -mau
1. (Languages) a former spelling of Eskimo
2. (Peoples) a former spelling of Eskimo
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|Noun||1.||Esquimau - a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')|
|2.||Esquimau - the language spoken by the Eskimo|
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