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also Mas·sa·chu·set  (măs′ə-cho͞o′sĭt, -zĭt)
n. pl. Massachusett or Mas·sa·chu·setts also Massachuset or Mas·sa·chu·sets
1. A member of a Native American people formerly located along Massachusetts Bay from Plymouth north to Salem. Reduced by epidemics, the Massachusett ceased to exist as a people during the 1600s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Massachusett.

[From the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston.]


(ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪt) or


npl -sets, -set or -setts
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living around Massachusetts Bay
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
[probably from Algonquian, literally: at the big hill]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Massachuset - the Algonquian language of the MassachusetMassachuset - the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
Algonquian language, Algonquin, Algonquian - family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
2.Massachuset - a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
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