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n. pl. Penobscot or Pe·nob·scots
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting Penobscot Bay and the Penobscot River valley in Maine. The Penobscot, who joined the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-1700s, are represented in the Maine legislature by a nonvoting delegate.
2. The Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Eastern Abenaki.
[From a Penobscot place name.]
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Pe•nob•scot(pəˈnɒb skɒt, -skət)
n., pl. -scots, (esp. collectively) -scot for 2a.
1. a river flowing S from central Maine into Penobscot Bay. 350 mi. (565 km) long.
a. a member of an American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley.
b. the Eastern Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Eastern Abenaki.
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|Noun||1.||Penobscot - a member of the Algonquian people belonging to the Abnaki confederacy and living in the Penobscot valley in northern Maine|
|2.||Penobscot - a river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay|
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