Huron

noun

Hu·​ron ˈhyu̇r-ən How to pronounce Huron (audio)
-ˌän
plural Hurons or Huron
1
: a member of a confederacy of American Indian peoples formerly occupying the country between Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario
2
: the Iroquoian language of the Hurons

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, boor

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Huron was in 1658

Dictionary Entries Near Huron

Cite this Entry

“Huron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Huron. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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