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

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting eastern Nebraska along the Platte River, with present-day descendants living with the Missouri in north-central Oklahoma.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Siouan language of the Oto, dialectally related to Iowa.

Etymologies

Missouri wat'ota, lechers.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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