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  • noun plural The Iroquois confederacy as originally formed by the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca peoples.

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  • proper noun rugby union an annual rugby union tournament between the nations of France, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, the predecessor to the Six Nations tournament.

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  • noun a league of Iroquois tribes including originally the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca (the Five Nations); after 1722 they were joined by the Tuscarora (the Six Nations)


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