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Massachusett

[ mas-uh-choo-sit ]
/ ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪt /
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noun, plural Mas·sa·chu·setts, (especially collectively) Mas·sa·chu·sett for 1.

a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians.

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Also Mas·sa·chu·set, Massachusetts.

Origin of Massachusett

1610–20, Americanism; the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston, literally, at the big hill
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