Hiawatha

noun
Hi·​a·​wa·​tha | \ ˌhī-ə-ˈwȯ-thə How to pronounce Hiawatha (audio) , ˌhē-ə-, -ˈwä- How to pronounce Hiawatha (audio) \

Definition of Hiawatha

: the Indian hero of Longfellow's poem The Song of Hiawatha

First Known Use of Hiawatha

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Hiawatha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hiawatha. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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