Pequot

[ pee-kwot ]
/ ˈpi kwɒt /
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noun, plural Pe·quots, (especially collectively) Pe·quot.

a member of a powerful tribe of Algonquian-speaking Indians of Connecticut that was essentially destroyed in the Pequot War.

Origin of Pequot

1625–35, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) Pequttôog (plural), and the cognate in other SE New England languages, e.g., (Dutch spelling) Pequat(s), Pequatoo(s), probably literally, people of the shoals

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Pequot

/ (ˈpiːkwɒt) /

noun

plural -quot or -quots a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in S New England
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family

Word Origin for Pequot

probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers

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