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

  • n. 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 17th century.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Algonquian language of the Massachusett.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Native American tribe who lived in the Massachusetts Bay area in the state of Massachusetts.
  • proper n. 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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