- a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron.
- an Iroquoian language, the language of the Huron Indians.
- Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).
- a city in E South Dakota.
Origin of Huron
Examples from the Web for huron
Contemporary Examples of huron
What Samantha Kelly went through has been the talk of Huron Township, Michigan, for weeks.
Huron Township police say they are probing a second, similar complaint against him.
Historical Examples of huron
When the Huron talks to the women, his tribe shut their ears.
The wife the Huron chief had abandoned, when he was chased from among his people, was dead.
But why should I, a Huron of the woods, tell a wise people their own traditions?
A stain on the name of Huron can only be hid by blood that comes from the veins of an Indian.
The Huron arose, and shook himself like a lion quitting his lair.
- 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)
- plural -rons or -ron a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron
- the Iroquoian language of this people
Word Origin and History for huron
the North American lake is named for the Indian people, whose name is from obsolete French huron "bristle-haired" (the French word frequently was used in reference to head-dresses, and that might be its original sense here), from Old French huré "bristly, unkempt, shaggy," of uncertain origin, but French sources indicate it probably is from Germanic.