Cree

[kree]
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noun, plural Crees, (especially collectively) Cree.

a member of a North American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Cree Indians.

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British Dictionary definitions for cree

cree

noun

South Wales and Southwest English dialect temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children

Word Origin for cree

of unknown origin

Cree

noun

plural Cree or Crees a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages

Word Origin for Cree

from first syllable of Canadian French Christianaux, probably based on Ojibwa Kenistenoag (tribal name)

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Word Origin and History for cree

Cree

1744, from phonetic rendering of Canadian French Cris, short for Christinaux, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) *kiristino, originally referring to a group in the Hudson Bay region.

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