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Mas·sa·chu·settalso 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.]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Massachuset - the Algonquian language of the Massachuset|
|2.||Massachuset - a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay|
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