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Huron

[hyoo r-uh n, -on or, often, yoo r-]
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noun
  1. a member of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquoian family, living west of Lake Huron.
  2. an Iroquoian language, the language of the Huron Indians.
  3. Lake, a lake between the U.S. and Canada: second largest of the Great Lakes. 23,010 sq. mi. (59,595 sq. km).
  4. a city in E South Dakota.
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Origin of Huron

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for lake huron

Huron

noun
  1. 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)
  2. plural -rons or -ron a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron
  3. the Iroquoian language of this people
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Word Origin and History for lake huron

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.

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lake huron in Culture

Lake Huron

[(hyoor-on, hyoor-uhn)]

Lake located between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan.

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Note

Second largest of the Great Lakes.
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