from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting southeast Ontario around Lake Simcoe, with small present-day populations in Quebec and northeast Oklahoma, where they are known as Wyandot. The Huron traded extensively throughout eastern Canada until the confederacy was destroyed by war with the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
  • noun The Iroquoian language of the Huron.
  • Lake,The second largest of the Great Lakes, between southeast Ontario, Canada, and eastern Michigan. Connected at its northwestern end with Lake Michigan through the Straits of Mackinac, it drains Lake Superior via the St. Marys River and at its southern end empties into Lake Erie.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Spanish-American name of sundry animals of the family Mustelidæ: specifically applied to the grison.
  • noun One of an Indian tribe, the northwestern member of the Iroquois family, living west to Lake Huron, which is named from them.
  • noun [lowercase] An Anglicized equivalent of the generic name Huro, applied by Cuvier to the large-mouthed black-bass, Micropterus salmoides.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, boor, Huron, from Old French hure, bristling hair.]


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