Adirondack

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noun

Ad·​i·​ron·​dack ˌa-də-ˈrän-ˌdak How to pronounce Adirondack (audio)
plural Adirondack or Adirondacks
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: the Algonkian people formerly north of the St. Lawrence river
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: a member of the Adirondack people

Adirondack

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adjective

Ad·​i·​ron·​dack ˌa-də-ˈrän-ˌdak How to pronounce Adirondack (audio)
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: 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
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of furniture : made with wide wooden slats similar to those of an Adirondack chair
Adirondack tables
Adirondack furniture

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Adjective

Adirondack Mountains, New York

First Known Use

Noun

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adirondack was in 1699

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“Adirondack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adirondack. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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