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Natchez

[nach-iz]
noun, plural Natch·ez for 2.
  1. a port in SW Mississippi, on the Mississippi River.
  2. a member of an extinct Muskhogean Indian tribe once living on the lower Mississippi River.
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Examples from the Web for natchez

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Historical Examples

  • In the same year, towards the end of summer, we had the first war with the Natchez.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • The Natchez are situate in about 32 odd minutes of north latitude, and 280 of longitude.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • Forty leagues higher up than the Natchez, is the river Yasou.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • The nation of the Natchez is composed of nobility and common people.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • Then she has got her sister staying with her—Mrs. Runkle, from Natchez.

    Pandora

    Henry James


Word Origin and History for natchez

Natchez

Indian people of the lower Mississippi valley, of unknown origin.

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