from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Powhatan 1 Originally Wahunsonacock. 1550?-1618. Algonquian leader who founded the Powhatan confederacy and maintained peaceful relations with English colonists after the marriage of his daughter Pocahontas to John Rolfe (1614).
- n. A confederacy of Native American peoples of eastern Virginia in the 16th and 17th centuries, with present-day descendants in the same area.
- n. A member of this confederacy.
- n. The Algonquian language of the Powhatan, a dialect of Virginia Algonquian.
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- n. Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
- n. a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived in eastern Virginia
- n. the Algonquian language of the Powhatan
After Powhatan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)