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n. pl. Pequot or Pe·quots
1. A member of a Native American people of eastern Connecticut. The Pequot and the Mohegan were the same people until the Mohegan broke away under Uncas in the early 1600s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Pequot, dialectally related to Mohegan and Montauk.

Pe′quot adj.
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npl -quot or -quots
1. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in S New England
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
[probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers]
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