Definition of Pequot in English:


Line breaks: Pe¦quot
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkwɒt

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.
  • 2 [mass noun] The extinct Algonquian language of the Pequot.


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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 paquatanog 'destroyers'.

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