noun, plural Nez Per·cés [nez pur-siz; French ney per-sey] /ˈnɛz ˈpɜr sɪz; French neɪ pɛrˈseɪ/, (especially collectively) Nez Per·cé for 1.
Origin of Nez Percé
Examples from the Web for nez perce
He had escaped fire and smoke, or he would not have been here on Arkansa with his old grizzled Nez-perce steed.In the Old West|George Frederick Ruxton
British Dictionary definitions for nez perce
Word Origin for Nez Percé
Word Origin and History for nez perce
native people of Idaho and vicinity, and their language, from French Nez Percé, literally "pierced nose." In reference to an early custom of the people of wearing shell ornaments in pierced septums.