Definition of Osceola in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäsēˈōlə/ Pronunciation: /ˌōsē-/
(Circa 1804–38), leader of the Seminole Indians; born Billy Powell. Resisting all government efforts to remove his people from their homeland in Florida, he led them in the Seminole Wars, which began in 1835. He was captured in 1837 while bearing a flag of truce.

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Syllabification: Os·ce·o·la

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