[ hyoor-uhn, -on or, often, yoor- ]

  1. a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron.

  2. an Iroquoian language, the language of the Huron Indians.

  1. Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).

  2. a city in E South Dakota.

Origin of Huron

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for Huron


/ (ˈhjʊərən) /

  1. 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)

  2. plural -rons or -ron a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron

  1. the Iroquoian language of this people

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