from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people comprising three divisions, specifically:
- n. A group inhabiting parts of Idaho, northern Utah, eastern Oregon, and western Montana, now mostly in southeast Idaho. Also called Northern Shoshone, Snake1.
- n. A group inhabiting the Great Basin area of Idaho, Utah, and Nevada south to Death Valley, California, now mostly in Nevada. Also called Western Shoshone.
- n. A group inhabiting the Wind River valley of western Wyoming. Also called Eastern Shoshone, Wind River Shoshone.
- n. A member of this people or any of its divisions.
- n. Any of the languages of the Shoshone people.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An Amerind ethnic group of North America, especially of Wyoming and Idaho.
- proper n. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Shoshone people.
- proper n. The Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.
- n. A member of this people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
- n. the language spoken by the Shoshone (belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family)
Probably from an Eastern Shoshone band name.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)