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 a nation of Indigenous peoples of North Carolina and South Carolina
2 : the language of the Catawba people
3 plural Catawbas : any of various wines produced from a pale red native American grape In a letter dated December 29, 1964, Ernest Reveal at Widmer's Wine Cellars informed Wagner that Catawbas were already in short supply due to the popularity of Charles Fournier's Pink Catawba wine …— Hudson Cattell

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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“Catawba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Catawba. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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