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 (hyo͝or′ən, -ŏn′)
n. pl. Huron or Hu·rons
1. A member of a Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting southeast Ontario around Lake Simcoe, with small present-day populations in Quebec and northeast Oklahoma, where they are known as Wyandot. The Huron traded extensively throughout eastern Canada until the confederacy was destroyed by war with the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
2. The Iroquoian language of the Huron.

[French, boor, Huron, from Old French hure, bristling hair.]


npl -rons or -ron
1. (Placename) Lake Huron a lake in North America, between the US and Canada: the second largest of the Great Lakes. Area: 59 570 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
2. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron
3. (Languages) the Iroquoian language of this people


(ˈhyʊər ən, -ɒn; often ˈyʊər-)

n., pl. -rons, (esp. collectively) -ron.
1. a member of a confederacy of American Indian tribes formerly living E of Lake Huron: widely dispersed after 1649 as a result of Iroquois attacks.
2. the extinct Iroquoian language of the Huron.
3. Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).
[1625–35, Amer.]
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Not by birth, though adopted in that tribe; I think his birthplace was farther north, and he is one of those you call a Huron.
For in their interflowing aggregate, those grand fresh-water seas of ours --Erie, and Ontario, and Huron, and Superior, and Michigan, --possess an ocean-like expansiveness, with many of the ocean's noblest traits; with many of its rimmed varieties of races and of climes.
de Morcerf" (these words were accompanied by a most peculiar smile), "whether you undertake, upon my arrival in France, to open to me the doors of that fashionable world of which I know no more than a Huron or a native of Cochin-China?
The most important of these was at Michilimackinac, situated at the strait of the same name, which connects Lakes Huron and Michigan.
Lawrence near Montreal, and by other rivers and portages, to Lake Nipising, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, and thence, by several chains of great and small lakes, to Lake Winnipeg, Lake Athabasca, and the Great Slave Lake.
Every now and then a large body of Ottawas, Hurons, and other tribes who hunted the countries bordering on the great lakes, would come down in a squadron of light canoes, laden with beaver skins, and other spoils of their year's hunting.
There was that accursed Huron, from the upper lakes, that I knocked from his perch among the rocks in the hills, back of the Hori--"
In partnership with Huron Capital, JENSEN HUGHES completed nine strategic add-on acquisitions, including the transformative 2014 merger of Hughes Associates, Inc.
Ontario is pleased to support this very important regional infrastructure project, which will provide safe, clean water to over half a million residents between Lake Huron and Lake Erie here in southwestern Ontario,"" said the Honourable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier of Ontario, and MPP for London North Centre.
The addition of Trilantic bolsters our already robust document review services and Huron's streamlined e-discovery solution, V3locity," said James H Roth, chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group.
The Children of Aataentsic is an exhaustively researched, very well written, and thoroughly absorbing history of the Huron people.
He was also the first Native person to speak before the Assembly of Lower Canada and to do so in the Huron language.