Definitions

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

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting Penobscot Bay and the Penobscot River valley in Maine. The Penobscot, who joined the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-18th century, are represented in the Maine legislature by a nonvoting delegate.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Eastern Abenaki.

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  • proper n. An extinct Abenaki (Algonquian) language, spoken in parts of the northeastern United States and in Quebec, related to Western Abenaki.
  • n. One of a sovereign people indigenous to what is now Maritime Canada and the northeastern United States, particularly Maine.

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

  • n. a member of the Algonquian people belonging to the Abnaki confederacy and living in the Penobscot valley in northern Maine
  • n. a river in central Maine flowing into Penobscot Bay

Etymologies

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

From a Penobscot place name.

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from Penobscot Pawanobskewi

Examples

  • The location was a small patch of hardwoods in Penobscot, Maine.

    Field & Stream

  • Champlain always called the Penobscot the Nurembega.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Since then the lumber of the upper Allegash and its lakes has been run down the Penobscot, that is, up the Allegash, which here consists principally of a chain of large and stagnant lakes, whose thoroughfares, or river-links, have been made nearly equally stagnant by damming, and then down the Penobscot.

    The Maine Woods

  • Connecticut, the Merrimac, the Kennebec, the Penobscot were their noble rivers.

    Margaret

  • As a result, it has beautiful bays such as Penobscot and Pasamaquoddy; a number of fine harbours, Portland harbour on Casco Bay being one of the best on the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • In including the territory within the limits of the British claim in the census which "Ebenezer Greely"'appears to have been instructed to take of the population of the county of "Penobscot" he has evidently acted in ignorance or under a misconception of the subsisting relations betwixt

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 3, part 2: Martin Van Buren

  • Here is a picture taken from my hotel room balcony (Penobscot river, looking toward Veazie, ME)

    U of Maine: Not Warm

  • A seascape titled "Seascape" seems redundant; announcing the location of the seascape "Penobscot Bay at Nightfall" seems to comfort people.

    Daniel Grant: What's In a (Painting's) Name? Quite a Lot, Actually

  • Frenchman who was brought into Penobscot, dressed in homespun, and sent to meeting.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • Even they were overshadowed by growth in Waldo (6.9%) and Penobscot (6.2%) counties, which lie to the south and north, respectively, of Bangor.

    Maine Census data show sharp divide

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