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or Me·nom·i·ni

noun, plural Me·nom·i·nees, (especially collectively) Me·nom·i·nee for 1.
  1. a member of a group of American Indian people of northeastern Wisconsin.
  2. the Eastern Algonquian language of the Menominee.
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  1. 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.
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also Menomini, Algonquian people of Wisconsin, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) Manoominii, literally "wild rice people," from manoomin "wild rice." Not their name for themselves.

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