from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of coastal Maine and New Brunswick along the Bay of Fundy, with present-day descendants in eastern Maine. The Passamaquoddy helped form the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-18th century.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Passamaquoddy, dialectally related to Malecite.
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- proper n. an Algonquian people of Maine (U.S.) and New Brunswick (Canada).
- proper n. the Passamaquoddy language belongs to the Eastern Algonquian group of the large Algic language family. There are about 1,500 speakers remaining in Maine and New Brunswick. It is mutually intelligible with neighboring Maliseet.
Of Micmac origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)