Cochise

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[ koh-chees ]
/ koʊˈtʃis /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric American Indian culture of southeastern Arizona, dating from around 9000 b.c.

Origin of Cochise

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named after Cochise County, Arizona

Definition for cochise (2 of 2)

Cochise

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[ koh-chees ]
/ koʊˈtʃis /

noun

c1815–74, a chief of the Chiricahua Apaches.
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British Dictionary definitions for cochise

Cochise

/ (kəʊˈtʃiːs, -ˈtʃiːz) /

noun

died 1874, Apache Indian chief
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Word Origin and History for cochise

Cochise


(c.1815-1874), leader of the Chiricahua Apache people; his name is Athabaskan, perhaps from chizh "firewood" (cf. ko-chizh "his firewood"), or from ch'izhi "the rough one."

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