from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people inhabiting the St. John River valley in New Brunswick and northeast Maine. The Maliseet helped form the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Maliseet.
From Micmac malisiit, one who speaks an incomprehensible language.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)