a seaport in NW Florida, on Pensacola Bay. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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name of a Muskogean tribe, from Choctaw, literally "hair-people," from pashi "hair of the head" + oklah "people."

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