Cree

noun
\ ˈkrē How to pronounce Cree (audio) \
plural Cree or Crees

Definition of Cree

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan
2 : the Algonquian language of the Cree people

First Known Use of Cree

1744, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cree

Canadian French Cris, plural, short for Cristinaux, from Ojibwa dialect kirištino·, singular, member of a band living south of James Bay

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“Cree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cree. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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