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Catawba

noun Ca·taw·ba \kə-ˈt-bə\

Definition of CATAWBA

1
plural Catawba or Catawbas :  a member of an American Indian people of North Carolina and South Carolina
2
:  the language of the Catawba people
3
:  any of various wines produced from a pale red native American grape
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Origin of CATAWBA

probably ultimately from Catawba (Spanish spelling) Catapa, Cataba, name of a 16th century Catawba town
First Known Use: 1715

Catawba

geographical name Ca·taw·ba \kə-ˈt-bə\

Definition of CATAWBA

river 250 miles (402 kilometers) flowing S from W North Carolina into South Carolina — see wateree

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