(redirected from Modoc and Klamath)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


n. pl. Klamath or Klam·aths
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an area of the Cascade Range in south-central Oregon and northern California, with close cultural ties to the Modoc.
2. The Penutian language of the Klamath.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈklæm əθ)

n., pl. -aths, (esp. collectively) -ath.
1. a river flowing from SW Oregon through NW California into the Pacific. 250 mi. (405 km) long.
a. a member of an American Indian people of S Oregon.
b. the language of the Klamath, closely akin to Modoc.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Klamath - a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific OceanKlamath - a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Beaver State, OR, Oregon - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Through a series of public performances, which incorporated Modoc and Klamath people, Meacham helped transform Riddle into a Pocahontas-like figure by telling how Riddle purportedly threw herself upon Meacham to save his life.
It was a story that had its origins within years of interactions at the boundaries between Oregon and California, between the Modoc and Klamath, and between colonizer and colonized.