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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting southeast Ontario around Lake Simcoe, with small present-day populations in Quebec and northeast Oklahoma, where they are known as Wyandot. The Huron traded extensively throughout eastern Canada until the confederacy was destroyed by war with the Iroquois in the mid-17th century.
  • n. A member of this confederacy.
  • n. The Iroquoian language of the Huron.
  • LakeHuron The second largest of the Great Lakes, between southeast Ontario, Canada, and eastern Michigan. Part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, it is navigable for oceangoing vessels, although winter ice in the shallower sections impedes free passage. Samuel de Champlain first sighted the lake in 1615.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquois family, living west to Lake Huron, which is named from them.
  • n. [lowercase] An Anglicized equivalent of the generic name Huro, applied by Cuvier to the large-mouthed black-bass, Micropterus salmoides.
  • n. A Spanish-American name of sundry animals of the family Mustelidæ: specifically applied to the grison.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes

Etymologies

French, boor, Huron, from Old French hure, bristling hair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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