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[wahy-uh n-dot] /ˈwaɪ ənˌdɒt/
noun, plural Wyandottes for 2, 3; (especially collectively for 3) Wyandotte.
a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River.
one of an American breed of chickens, raised for meat and eggs.


or Wyandotte

[wahy-uh n-dot] /ˈwaɪ ənˌdɒt/
noun, plural Wyandots (especially collectively) Wyandot for 1.
an Indian of the former Huron confederacy.
a dialect of the Huron language, especially as used by those elements of the Huron tribe regrouped in Oklahoma. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Wyandotte
Historical Examples
  • Old Mother Wyandotte was right near them, clucking in fright.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • Before he went up to Wyandotte to work they were—he said so, anyhow.

    The Price of the Prairie

    Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The Plymouth Rock is the favorite breed, and the Wyandotte is second.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The site was originally the home of the Wyandotte Indians who were removed here from Ohio in 1843.

  • The hens are a very fine breed, akin to our Wyandotte in shape, but of various colors.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • They are of a reddish-brown color, about the weight of the Wyandotte, with yellow legs.

  • He went to the Wyandotte, to Craig's tawdry, dingy sitting-room, its disorder now apparently beyond possibility of righting.

  • Of twenty-eight Wyandotte eggs, twenty-six hatched, and three chicks died.

  • The long rifle he carried had a fancifully carved stock, once the pride of a veteran Wyandotte chief.

    Rodney, the Ranger John V. Lane
  • I knew a man—he was a good man, 'ome born—who was signal quartermaster in the Wyandotte.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
British Dictionary definitions for Wyandotte


a heavy American breed of domestic fowl with many different varieties
Word Origin
C19: from Wyandot, a N American Indian people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Wyandotte


North American Indian people, 1884, from Wyandot, from French Ouendat, from Huron Wendat.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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