Definition of Penobscot in English:


Line breaks: Pen|ob¦scot
Pronunciation: /pɛˈnɒbskɒt

noun (plural same)

1A member of an American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley in Maine.
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  • The party numbered braves from the Penobscot and Kennebec tribes.
  • Did the Penobscot move west and join with other Native Americans, or did they remain their own people?
  • The Penobscot made utensils out of wood or bark.
2 [mass noun] The extinct Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Eastern Abnaki.
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  • The Penobscot tribe once spoke Penobscot, a dialect of Abnaki.
  • Amanda said that at first she didn't want to learn Penobscot from someone who wasn't of the tribe but "because the language is very slim and few people speak it, I looked past that."


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Relating to the Penobscot or their language.
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  • Later, as a captive Indian's servant boy, he experienced life in a Penobscot village during his formative mid-teen adolescence.
  • I was raised in Cleveland, and these interlopers don't seem to know or care that the baseball team took its current name in 1915 to honor a popular outfielder, a Penobscot Indian from Maine.
  • Representatives of Maine's Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indians, who assisted the Maliseets in their negotiations with the state, attended the ceremony.


the name in Eastern Abnaki.

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