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

  • n. A Native American people made up of various primarily Creek groups who moved into northern Florida during the 18th and 19th centuries, later inhabiting the Everglades region as well, with present-day populations in Oklahoma and southern Florida. The Seminole Wars ended in the removal of the majority of the Seminoles to Indian Territory.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. Either of the Muskogean languages of the Seminole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of a Native American people formed in the eighteenth century, now residing primarily in Florida and Oklahoma.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a tribe of American Indians, allied to the Creeks, and formerly resident in Florida.
  • Of or relating to the Seminoles.

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

  • n. a member of the Muskhogean people who moved into Florida in the 18th century
  • n. the Muskhogean language of the Seminole


Alteration of Seminolie, from Creek simalóoni, simanóoli, runaway, from American Spanish cimarrón; see maroon1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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