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

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly located along Massachusetts Bay from Plymouth north to Salem. Reduced by epidemics, the Massachusett ceased to exist as a people during the 1600s.
  • noun The Algonquian language of the Massachusett.

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  • proper noun A Native American tribe who lived in the Massachusetts Bay area in the state of Massachusetts.
  • proper noun The extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett tribe.

Etymologies

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

[From the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston.]

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