There are 2 definitions of Shawnee in English:

Shawnee1

Syllabification: Shaw·nee
Pronunciation: /SHôˈnē
 
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  • 1A city in northeastern Kansas, southwest of Kansas City; population 60,954 (est. 2008).
  • 2An industrial city in central Oklahoma; population 30,562 (est. 2008).

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of Shawnee in English:

Shawnee2

Syllabification: Shaw·nee
Pronunciation: /
 
SHôˈnē/

noun (plural same or Shawnees)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people living formerly in the eastern US and now chiefly in Oklahoma.
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    • Several tribes, especially the Cherokees and Creeks in the South and the Shawnees, Kickapoos, Miamis, and others north of the Ohio River, held substantial military power.
    • Pontiac himself claimed to have waged war ‘solely on repeated invitations made me by the Delawares, Iroquois, and Shawnees.’
    • This Indian Territory was where eastern Indian tribes such as the Kickapoos, Delawares, and Shawnees lived.
  • 2The Algonquian language of the Shawnee.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Shawnee or their language.
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    • On 7 February 1778, Boone and thirty salt makers were captured by Shawnee Indians.
    • Cave's research brings to life many familiar figures, including Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his prophet brother Tenskwatawa, along with their ultimate nemesis William Henry Harrison.
    • Alone among prominent Shawnee chiefs, Blue Jacket gave his support to the Prophet and his brother Tecumseh.

Origin

Delaware s̆ā́wanōw (singular), from the Shawnee self-designation s̆ā́wanōki (plural), literally 'southern people'.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody