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n. pl. Seminole or Sem·i·noles
1. A member of a Native American people made up of various primarily Creek groups who moved into northern Florida during the 1700s and 1800s, later inhabiting the Everglades region as well, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and southern Florida. The Seminole Wars ended in the removal of the majority of the Seminoles to Indian Territory.
2. Either of the Muskogean languages of the Seminole.

[Alteration of Seminolie, from Creek simalóoni, simanóoli, runaway, from American Spanish cimarrón; see maroon1.]

Sem′i·nole′ adj.
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In fact, some Seminoles had just came in sight upon the horizon; they rode violently backward and forward on their fleet horses, brandishing their spears or discharging their guns with a dull report.
The latest twist in a strange and disappointing season for the Seminoles came Friday when it was forced to defend its bowl eligibility after it had been called into question by fan-led investigation posted on the website Reddit.
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Teal Seminoles placed second at the Garden State Quilters 2015 Quilt Show, "In Full Bloom," where the judges' comments included a resounding "Wow!" It was quilted by Olga Butora of Colors and Quilts, Martinsville, New Jersey.
3 Florida State Seminoles on Thursday to win the Rose Bowl.
If the Ducks can defeat the Seminoles, they can celebrate while getting an early scouting report on their next opponent by watching the Sugar Bowl between Ohio State and Alabama.
So while no one really expected them to upset the Seminoles in October, the 38-20 setback to the Seminoles at home was not as lopsided as expected.
General history and Native American collections alike will find THE BLACK SEMINOLES: HISTORY OF A FREEDOM-SEEKING PEOPLE a powerful guide detailing the lives of two fugitive slaves who aligned themselves with Seminole Indians in Florida and fought with them in the Second Seminole War--and were consequently removed to Indian Territory where they struggled against re-enslavement.
Porter (professor of history, University of Oregon), The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People explores the true story of escaped African-American slaves who joined the Seminole Indians of Florida in the early 1800's.
Osceola and the Great Seminole War has considerable details about the Seminoles and an excellent bibliography.
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