Catawba

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noun Ca·taw·ba \kə-ˈtȯ-bə\

Definition of Catawba

  1. 1 plural Catawba or Catawbas :  a member of an American Indian people of North Carolina and South Carolina

  2. 2 :  the language of the Catawba people

  3. 3 :  any of various wines produced from a pale red native American grape

Origin and Etymology of catawba

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


First Known Use: 1715


Catawba

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geographical name Ca·taw·ba \kə-ˈtȯ-bə\

Definition of Catawba

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


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