Definition of Pequot in English:


Syllabification: Pe·quot
Pronunciation: /ˈpēˌkwät

noun (plural same or Pequots)

1A member of an American Indian people of southern New England.
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  • With the advent of war, Plymouth gained support from New England's other colonies and from Mohegans, Pequots, and many Christian Indians.
  • They also sought to help Pequots and other Indians recover from a lifetime of negative stereotypes about ‘savages’ in classrooms, museums, and popular culture.
  • The history of the Pequots, like the history of the Chippewa that her novels relate, cannot be told as a single story along clean lines.
2The Algonquian language of the Pequot, closely related to Mohegan.


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Relating to the Pequot or their language.
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  • During the Pequot War, the colonists' Narragansett and Mohegan allies offered Pequot heads as gifts.
  • The four-lobed medallion is another symbolic motif often found on Mohegan and Pequot baskets.
  • With Mohegan and Narragansett support, the English attacked the Pequot town of Mystic on 26 May 1637.


from Narragansett pequttóog, perhaps 'people of the shoals'.

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