Erie

[ eer-ee ]
/ ˈɪər i /

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; Commodore Perry's defeat of the British in 1813. 239 miles (385 km) long; 9940 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.

Can be confused

aerie eerie Erie
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British Dictionary definitions for lake erie (1 of 2)

Erie

1
/ (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 lake erie (2 of 2)

Erie

2
/ (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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Culture definitions for lake erie

Lake Erie


Lake bordered by Ontario, Canada, to the north; New York to the east; Pennsylvania and Ohio to the south; and Michigan to the west.

Note

Fourth largest of the Great Lakes, it has been known for years for its high level of pollution.
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