- a member of any of several groupings of North American Indians comprising emigrants from the Creek Confederacy territories to Florida or their descendants in Florida and Oklahoma, especially the culturally conservative present-day Florida Indians.
- either of the Muskogean languages spoken by the Seminoles, comprising Mikasuki and the Florida or Seminole dialect of Creek.
- of or relating to the Seminoles or their languages.
Origin of Seminole
Examples from the Web for seminoles
Contemporary Examples of seminoles
But the Seminoles did so playing a relatively light schedule against relatively lackluster opponents.The 2014 Dummies’ Guide to College Football Games
January 1, 2014
The Seminoles had just beat Idaho 80-14, and Winston was a top contender for the Heisman trophy.
On December 7, the Seminoles will play the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game in Charlotte.
Historical Examples of seminoles
The schools of the Seminoles number 4, with an attendance of 169 scholars.The Indian Question (1874)
Francis A. Walker
If all the Seminoles were like him, they were a noble people.History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians
I went to see the land, and the commissioners said that the Seminoles must have that land.Diary in America, Series Two
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
A teacher was also sent to the Freedmen among the Seminoles.The Choctaw Freedmen
Robert Elliott Flickinger
Osceola knew that the message was about the Seminoles' leaving Florida.Four American Indians
Edson L. Whitney
- plural -noles or -nole a member of a North American Indian people consisting of Creeks who moved into Florida in the 18th century
- the language of this people, belonging to the Muskhogean family
Word Origin for Seminole
1763, from Creek (Muskogean) simano:li, earlier simalo:ni "wild, untamed, runaway," from American Spanish cimarron (see maroon (v.)). They fought ward against U.S. troops 1817-18 and 1835-42, after which they largely were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma).