Choptank

noun
Chop·​tank | \ ˈchäpˌtaŋk \
plural Choptank or Choptanks

Definition of Choptank

1 : an Algonquian people once resident on the Choptank river in Maryland — compare nanticoke
2 : a member of the Choptank people

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History and Etymology for Choptank

perhaps from Choptank river, Maryland, where they settled

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“Choptank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Choptank. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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