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Huron

Syllabification: Hu·ron
Pronunciation: /ˈhyo͝orän
 
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Definition of Huron in English:

noun (plural same or Hurons)

1A member of a confederation of native North American peoples formerly living in the region east of Lake Huron and now settled mainly in Oklahoma and Quebec.
Example sentences
  • The Condolence ceremony for mourning is an important event in Iroquois society and is influenced by the Hurons ' Feast of the Dead.
  • He'd worked as a courier for many years, spending much time in the company of the Hurons, trapping furs and returning annually to Montréal to sell his captures.
  • In one of the more poignant scenes in the movie, the Hurons are brought to the mission chapel where they sit down patiently, turn away from the altar, and face the clock.
2The extinct Iroquoian language of the Huron.
Example sentences
  • The teaching was trilingual, in French, Montagnais, and Huron.

adjective

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Relating to the Huron or their language.
Example sentences
  • The Huron word orenda, for example, is a complex word that is similar to the notion of prayer but is not quite as submissive as that.
  • Sara got up and meandered towards the abandoned Huron village.
  • The Huron tribe is convinced that the clock is the foreigners' god, since it tells them what to do and when to do it.

Origin

French, literally 'having hair standing in bristles on the head', from Old French hure 'head of a wild boar', of unknown ultimate origin.

Words that rhyme with Huron

fleuron, neuron

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