noun, plural Al·gon·quins, (especially collectively) Al·gon·quin for 1, 3.
Origin of Algonquin
Examples from the Web for algonquin
Contemporary Examples of algonquin
Even after Salinger had decamped to Cornish, he loved to lunch with William Shawn and Lillian Ross at the Algonquin in New York.15 Revelations from New J.D. Salinger Biography
September 2, 2013
Dorothy Parker smoke, drank, and slept around—in short, everything her male colleagues in the Algonquin Round Table were doing.Top 10 Misbehaving Literary Rogues
February 7, 2013
As one Democratic policy consultant puts it, “They are as ancient as Gertrude Stein in Paris or the Algonquin in New York.”President Obama’s Hill Challenge in Avoiding Fiscal Cliff
November 9, 2012
Her first book, a memoir of her two years working at a boarding school in Jordan, will be published by Algonquin Books in 2011.Revolt in the Middle East: Is Jordan Next?
Rebecca Davis O'Brien
January 30, 2011
I had asked him back on that winter day while we were warming ourselves with tea at the Algonquin if he was in love.Daniel Radcliffe, Dark Prince
July 15, 2009
Historical Examples of algonquin
M. Galinee was slightly acquainted with the Algonquin language; he could hold some conversation with the captive.
The long house was used by the Powhatans and other Algonquin tribes.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
The Black Hawk war in 1836 was the end of the Algonquin resistance.The Indian Today
Charles A. Eastman
They are called Saulteaux, and are a subdivision of the great Algonquin family.On the Indian Trail
Egerton Ryerson Young
"They went this way," announced an Algonquin, in his broken French.A Little Girl in Old Quebec
Amanda Millie Douglas
Word Origin for Algonquin
one of an Indian people living near the Ottawa River in Canada, 1620s, from French Algonquin, perhaps a contraction of Algoumequin, from Micmac algoomeaking "at the place of spearing fish and eels." But Bright suggests Maliseet (Algonquian) elægomogwik "they are our relatives or allies."
Algonquian (1885) was the name taken by ethnologists to describe a large group of North American Indian peoples, including this tribe. Algonquin Hotel (59 W. 44th St., Manhattan) opened 1902 and named by manager Frank Case for the tribe that had lived in that area. A circle of journalists, authors, critics, and wits began meeting there daily in 1919 and continued through the twenties; they called themselves "The Vicious Circle," but to others they became "The Round Table."