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[hyoo r-uh n, -on or, often, yoo r-] /ˈhyʊər ən, -ɒn or, often, ˈyʊər-/
a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron.
an Iroquoian language, the language of the Huron Indians.
Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).
a city in E South Dakota.
Origin of Huron
An Americanism dating back to 1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As he spoke the boy stood erect and looked in all directions over the smooth waters of lake huron.

  • The girl was a Wyandot from lake huron, and had been baptised but a week before.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • lake huron, which was the water the fugitives were now on, lies nearly parallel to Michigan, and the course was southeasterly.

    Oak Openings James Fenimore Cooper
  • The distance hence to lake huron is about twenty-five leagues.

  • But without any effort on his part, Mr. Evans has become the owner of a small island somewhere in lake huron.

  • The former fled to lake huron, to which they imparted their name.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • A favorable breeze springing up, we sped gaily out into the blue lake huron.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
British Dictionary definitions for lake huron


Lake Huron, a lake in North America, between the US and Canada: the second largest of the Great Lakes. Area: 59 570 sq km (23 000 sq miles)
(pl) -rons, -ron. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron
the Iroquoian language of this people
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Word Origin and History for lake huron


the North American lake is named for the Indian people, whose name is from obsolete French huron "bristle-haired" (the French word frequently was used in reference to head-dresses, and that might be its original sense here), from Old French huré "bristly, unkempt, shaggy," of uncertain origin, but French sources indicate it probably is from Germanic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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lake huron in Culture
Lake Huron [(hyoor-on, hyoor-uhn)]

Lake located between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan.

Note: Second largest of the Great Lakes.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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