- a member of a group of American Indian people of northeastern Wisconsin.
- the Eastern Algonquian language of the Menominee.
- a river in NW Michigan and NE Wisconsin, flowing SE to Green Bay on Lake Michigan: forms part of the boundary between Michigan and Wisconsin. 118 miles (190 km) long.
Examples from the Web for menominee
Coping with pain is not new to Stupak or Laurie, a former mayor of their hometown of Menominee.The Pain of Bart Stupak
March 27, 2010
"My brother has spoken a great tradition," said the Menominee.Oak Openings
James Fenimore Cooper
When she came home she told us they were Menominee Indians come to fish for a time.A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons
Elizabeth Whitney Williams
Marquette, Menominee, and a few smaller places along the coast were lumbering near at home; but they shipped entirely by water.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
Father Marquette went out of his way to see these friendly Indians, whose name Menominee means simply wild rice.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8
Charles H. Sylvester
The water-power of the Menominee River is largely utilized for the manufacture of paper and flour.
Word Origin and History for menominee
also Menomini, Algonquian people of Wisconsin, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) Manoominii, literally "wild rice people," from manoomin "wild rice." Not their name for themselves.