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Adirondack

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

Definition of Adirondack

plural Adirondack or Adirondacks
1 :the Algonkian people formerly north of the St. Lawrence river
2 :a member of the Adirondack people

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Origin and Etymology of adirondack

borrowed from Mohawk atirǫ́ ·taks, literally, “they (who) eat trees” (formed with -rǫ́ ·t- “tree” and -k- “eat”)


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Adirondack

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

Definition of Adirondack

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 OehlPittsburgh Post-Gazette2 July 2010
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


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