Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people inhabiting an area southwest of Great Salt Lake.
  • noun The Uto-Aztecan language of this people, a dialect of Shoshone.

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Examples

  • Army Captain James H. Simpson, exploring a wagon route through the area, shared that sentiment, watching with disgusted fascination as one hospitable Gosiute woman gutted a rat, squeezed out its intestines, and “threw the animal, entrails and all, into the pot.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • At the mouth of Rocky, or Egan, Canyon, 250 miles west of the Mormon capital, they encountered the forlorn Gosiute Indians, a literally dirt-poor tribe whose very name meant “parched earth.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • Army Captain James H. Simpson, exploring a wagon route through the area, shared that sentiment, watching with disgusted fascination as one hospitable Gosiute woman gutted a rat, squeezed out its intestines, and “threw the animal, entrails and all, into the pot.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • At the mouth of Rocky, or Egan, Canyon, 250 miles west of the Mormon capital, they encountered the forlorn Gosiute Indians, a literally dirt-poor tribe whose very name meant “parched earth.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • His practice covered a section the size of Connecticut, and his patients included a whole tribe of Gosiute Indians.

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  • His practice covered a section the size of Connecticut, and his patients included a whole tribe of Gosiute Indians.

    Pulp Psychology

  • a Gosiute, in excellent preservation, was obtained, and has been presented to the Army Medical Museum.

    Seventh Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1885-1886, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891

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