Definitions

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

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the plains of northern Montana and southern Saskatchewan, with a present-day population in north central Montana.
  • noun The Algonquian language of the Atsina, dialectally related to Arapaho.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa
  • noun a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota

Etymologies

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

[French, big belly : gros, big + ventre, belly (from an indigenous sign-language gesture designating this people that suggested a big belly).]

Examples

  • Greg Von Doersten for The Wall Street Journal The Gros Ventre landslide is the result of a 1925 slide that sent 50 million cubic yards of debris across a valley, blocking the Gros Ventre River and forming Lower Slide Lake.

    A Mountain Escape

  • Head a mile south to Gros Ventre Road, where you'll turn left and travel a winding 11 miles to Gros Ventre landslide, the result of a 1925 slide that sent 50 million cubic yards of debris across a valley, blocking the Gros Ventre River and forming Lower Slide Lake.

    Jackson Hole

  • The spacious living room, which offers views of both the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, has coffered ceilings with custom millwork and a semi-raised masonry fireplace.

    Jackson to the Max

  • Historically, the country beyond the upper Missouri was Blackfoot, but the reservation at Fort Belknap was Assiniboine and Gros Ventre, traditional enemies up until the late nineteenth century, when federal policy had settled the two tribes together.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Historically, the country beyond the upper Missouri was Blackfoot, but the reservation at Fort Belknap was Assiniboine and Gros Ventre, traditional enemies up until the late nineteenth century, when federal policy had settled the two tribes together.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The largespotted cutthroat occurs in headwater tributaries to the Gros Ventre, and the finespotted cutthroat occurs in the rest of the drainages.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The largespotted cutthroat occurs in headwater tributaries to the Gros Ventre, and the finespotted cutthroat occurs in the rest of the drainages.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The largespotted cutthroat occurs in headwater tributaries to the Gros Ventre, and the finespotted cutthroat occurs in the rest of the drainages.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The largespotted cutthroat occurs in headwater tributaries to the Gros Ventre, and the finespotted cutthroat occurs in the rest of the drainages.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • This school, as a whole, consists of a mixture of the three Indian tribes, the Mandan, Ree and Gros Ventre.

    The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 3, July, 1900

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