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Erie

[ eer-ee ]
/ ˈɪər i /
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noun, plural E·ries, (especially collectively) E·rie for 3.

Lake, a lake between the NE central United States and SE central Canada: the southernmost lake of the Great Lakes; site of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813 in which Commodore Perry defeated the British. 239 miles (385 km) long; 9,940 sq. mi. (25,745 sq. km).
a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie.
a member of a tribe of American Indians formerly living along the southern shore of Lake Erie.

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Origin of Erie

From Erie (an Iroquoian language) Erie, Eriez, shortening of Erielhonan “long tail” (the Erie were called the Cat People, referring to the cougar)
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British Dictionary definitions for Erie (1 of 2)

Erie1
/ (ˈɪərɪ) /

noun

plural Eries or Erie a member of a North American Indian people formerly living south of Lake Erie
the language of this people, possibly belonging to the Iroquoian family

British Dictionary definitions for Erie (2 of 2)

Erie2
/ (ˈɪərɪ) /

noun

Lake Erie a lake between the US and Canada: the southernmost and the shallowest of the Great Lakes; empties by the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Area: 25 718 sq km (9930 sq miles)
a port in NW Pennsylvania, on Lake Erie. Pop: 101 373 (2003 est)
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