Narragansett


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Nar·ra·gan·sett 1

also Nar·ra·gan·set  (năr′ə-găn′sĭt)
n. pl. Narragansett or Nar·ra·gan·setts also Narraganset or Nar·ra·gan·sets
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting Rhode Island west of Narragansett Bay. The Narragansett were nearly exterminated during King Philip's War in 1675-1676.
2. The Algonquian language of the Narragansett.

[From a Narragansett place name.]

Nar′ra·gan′sett adj.

Nar·ra·gan·sett 2

 (năr′ə-găn′sĭt)
n.
A Narragansett turkey.
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Narragansett

(ˌnærəˈɡænsɪt)
n -sett or -setts
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in Rhode Island
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Nar•ra•gan•sett

(ˌnær əˈgæn sɪt)

n., pl. -setts, (esp. collectively) -sett.
1. a member of an American Indian people of Rhode Island.
2. the extinct Eastern Algonquian language of the Narragansett.
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References in classic literature ?
* In the state of Rhode Island there is a bay called Narragansett, so named after a powerful tribe of Indians, which formerly dwelt on its banks.
"I am glad to encounter thee, friend," continued the maiden, waving her hand to the stranger to proceed, as she urged her Narragansett to renew its amble.
New Zealand Tom and Don Miguel, after at various times creating great havoc among the boats of different vessels, were finally gone in quest of, systematically hunted out, chased and killed by valiant whaling captains, who heaved up their anchors with that express object as much in view, as in setting out through the Narragansett Woods, Captain Butler of old had it in his mind to capture that notorious murderous savage Annawon, the headmost warrior of the Indian King Philip.
Archer acquiesced, and she turned the ponies down Narragansett Avenue, crossed Spring Street and drove out toward the rocky moorland beyond.
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