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Cochise1

[koh-chees]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric American Indian culture of southeastern Arizona, dating from around 9000 b.c.

Origin of Cochise1

named after Cochise County, Arizona

Cochise2

[koh-chees]
noun
  1. c1815–74, a chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.
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Cochise

noun
  1. died 1874, Apache Indian chief
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Word Origin and History for cochise

Cochise

(c.1815-1874), leader of the Chiricahua Apache people; his name is Athabaskan, perhaps from chizh "firewood" (cf. ko-chizh "his firewood"), or from ch'izhi "the rough one."

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