Catawba

noun
Ca·​taw·​ba | \ kə-ˈtȯ-bə How to pronounce Catawba (audio) \

Definition of Catawba

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Catawba

geographical name
Ca·​taw·​ba | \ kə-ˈtȯ-bə How to pronounce Catawba (audio) \

Definition of Catawba (Entry 2 of 2)

river 250 miles (402 kilometers) long flowing south from western North Carolina into South Carolina — see wateree

First Known Use of Catawba

Noun

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Catawba

Noun

probably ultimately from Catawba (Spanish spelling) Catapa, Cataba, name of a 16th century Catawba town

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Cite this Entry

“Catawba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Catawba. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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