American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. The systematic relations of the fish were misunderstood by Cuvier, on account of the imperfect state of the dorsal fin of the specimen examined by him.
- n. A Spanish-American name of sundry animals of the family Mustelidæ: specifically applied to the grison.
- n. the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes
- French, boor, Huron, from Old French hure, bristling hair. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Father Brebeuf could only find that the souls of suicides and those killed in war were supposed to live apart from the others; "but as to the souls of scoundrels," he adds, "so far from being shut out, they are the welcome guests, though for that matter if it were not so, their paradise would be a total desert, as Huron and scoundrel (_Huron et larron_) are one and the same." [”
“Today as I drove along the lake road from western Cleveland to the marina in Huron, an hour and 15 each way, I thought about the conversations here about your lake.”
“They are so familiar to us: "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Deck the Halls," the rollicking "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen," and, of course, Canada's first Christmas carol, written in Huron in the seventeenth century by Father Jean de Brebeuf - "Jesus Is Born!" with its haunting words”
“Thereupon the name Huron was coined, and it was later applied indiscriminately to all the nation.”
“The greatest length of Lake Huron is 200 miles; the greatest breadth is 160 miles; mean depth, 300ft; elevation, 574ft.; area 20,000 square miles.”
“He made no converts while a prisoner, but he baptized a Huron catechumen at the stake, to the great fury of the surrounding Iroquois.”
“Not by birth, though adopted in that tribe; I think his birthplace was farther north, and he is one of those you call a Huron".”
“Sir John Stephen Willison was born in Huron County, Ontario.”
“Many of Munro’s stories are set in Huron County, Ontario.”
“Most of the Huron [Footnote: The name Huron is of uncertain origin.”
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