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

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting central New York south of Oneida Lake, with present-day populations in Wisconsin, New York, and Ontario. The Oneida are one of the original members of the Iroquois confederacy.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Iroquoian language of the Oneida.
  • A city of central New York east-northeast of Syracuse. The Oneida Community, a Utopian society established in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes, was nearby. It prospered through its manufacture of silverware and was reorganized in 1881 as a joint stock company. Population: 10,900.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a tribe of Native Americans formerly inhabiting the region near Oneida Lake in New York.
  • proper n. Their Iroquoian language.

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

  • n. the Iroquoian language spoken by the Oneida
  • n. a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living east of Lake Ontario

Etymologies

Oneida onę·yóteʔ, erected stone, a village name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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