Chautauquan

adjective
Chau·​tau·​quan | \ -wən \

Definition of Chautauquan

1 sometimes capitalized : of or relating to a chautauqua or chautauquas
2 : of or relating to a subdivision of the North American Devonian

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History and Etymology for Chautauquan

in sense 1, from chautauqua + -an; in sense 2, from Chautauqua lake + English -an

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“Chautauquan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chautauquan. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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