Cayuga

noun
Ca·​yu·​ga | \ kā-ˈyü-gə How to pronounce Cayuga (audio) , kī- \
plural Cayuga or Cayugas

Definition of Cayuga

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of New York
2 : the Iroquoian language of the Cayuga people

Cayuga

geographical name
Ca·​yu·​ga | \ kā-ˈyü-gə How to pronounce Cayuga (audio) , kī-, kē-, kə- \

Definition of Cayuga (Entry 2 of 2)

lake 40 miles (64 kilometers) long in west central New York; one of the Finger Lakes

Note: Cayuga Lake is connected with the New York State Barge Canal.

First Known Use of Cayuga

Noun

1743, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cayuga

Noun

Cayuga *kayó·kwę, a 17th century Cayuga town

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“Cayuga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cayuga. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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