Cayuse

noun
Cay·​use | \ ˈkī-ˌyüs How to pronounce Cayuse (audio) , kī-ˈyüs How to pronounce Cayuse (audio) \
plural Cayuse or Cayuses

Definition of Cayuse

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Oregon and Washington
2 cayuse, plural cayuses, Western US : a native range horse

First Known Use of Cayuse

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cayuse

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

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