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or Jo·li·et

[joh-lee-et, joh-lee-et; French zhaw-lyey]
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  1. Lou·is [loo-ee; French lwee] /ˈlu i; French lwi/, 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, born in Quebec.
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Historical Examples

  • Marquette and Jolliet held the boats together while they consulted.

    Heroes of the Middle West

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood

  • Little attention had been paid to the discoveries of Marquette and Jolliet.

    Heroes of the Middle West

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood

  • Flagg errs in saying that Jolliet published an account of his adventures.

  • I have been thinking there might be something wrong about Jolliet's letters.

  • To Jolliet is reasonably assigned the first discovery of the Mississippi.

    Count Frontenac

    William Dawson LeSueur

British Dictionary definitions for jolliet


  1. Louis. 1645–1700, French-Canadian explorer, with Jaques Marquette, of the Mississippi river
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