Chippewa

noun
Chip·pe·wa | \ˈchi-pə-ˌwȯ, -ˌwä, -ˌwā, -wə\
plural Chippewa or Chippewas

Definition of Chippewa 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: ojibwa

Chippewa

geographical name
Chip·pe·wa | \ˈchi-pə-ˌwȯ, -ˌwä, -ˌwā, -wə\

Definition of Chippewa (Entry 2 of 2)

river 183 miles (294 kilometers) long in northwestern Wisconsin flowing south into the Mississippi River

First Known Use of Chippewa

Noun

1671, in the meaning defined above

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