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Penobscot

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noun Pe·nob·scot \pə-ˈnäb-ˌskät, -skət\

Definition of Penobscot

plural Pe·nob·scot or Pe·nob·scots

  1. :  a member of an American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley and Penobscot Bay region of Maine



Origin of penobscot

earlier Panawamske, from Eastern Abenaki pαnáwαhpskek, a village name, literally, where the rocks widen


First Known Use: 1624


Penobscot

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geographical name Pe·nob·scot \pə-ˈnäb-ˌskät, -skət\

Definition of Penobscot

  1. river 101 miles (162 kilometers) cen Maine flowing S into Penobscot Bay (inlet of the Atlantic)




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