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Adirondack

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noun Ad·i·ron·dack \ˌa-də-ˈrän-ˌdak\

Definition of Adirondack

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Adirondack

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Adirondacks

  1. 1 :  the Algonkian people formerly north of the St. Lawrence river

  2. 2 :  a member of the Adirondack people

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Origin and Etymology of adirondack

borrowed from Mohawk atir{ohookacute}·taks, literally, “they (who) eat trees” (formed with -r{ohookacute}·t- “tree” and -k- “eat”)


First Known Use: 1699


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Adirondack

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adjective Ad·i·ron·dack \ˌa-də-ˈrän-ˌdak\

Definition of Adirondack

  1. 1 :  characterized by an architectural style that employs log framing and natural elements for a rustic appearance When we arrive at the Mt. Mansfield Trout Club, our starting point, I am struck by the charm of its quaint, rustic, Adirondack-style lodge nestled alongside a peaceful little lake. — Priscilla Oehl, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 July 2010

  2. 2 of furniture :  made with wide wooden slats similar to those of an Adirondack chair Adirondack tables Adirondack furniture

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Origin and Etymology of adirondack

Adirondack Mountains, New York


First Known Use: 1906


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