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Nez Percé

noun, \ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā\

Definition of Nez Percé

plural Nez Percé or Nez Percés play \same or -ˈpər-səz, -ˈper-; ÷-per-ˈsā(z)\ or Nez Perce or Nez Perces \same or -ˈpər-səz, -ˈper-\

  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon

  2. 2 :  the language of the Nez Percé people



Variants of nez percé

or Nez Perce play \ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā\

Origin of nez percé

French, literally, pierced nose


First Known Use: 1812


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