from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly located on the lower Mississippi River near present-day Natchez. The Natchez ceased to exist as a people after war with the French in the early 18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The language of the Natchez.
- A city of southwest Mississippi on the Mississippi River southwest of Vicksburg. Founded as a fortified settlement in 1716, it was held successively by France, Great Britain, Spain, and the United States. Natchez prospered as the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace, a road connecting the city with Nashville, Tennessee, that was commercially and strategically important until the early 19th century. Population: 17,200.
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- n. A Native American of a particular tribe of Mississippi.
- proper n. The language isolate spoken by the Natchez.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A tribe of Indians who formerly lived near the site of the city of Natchez, Mississippi. In 1729 they were subdued by the French; the survivors joined the Creek Confederacy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in southwest Mississippi on the Mississippi River
French, from Natchez.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)