Ishmaelite

noun
Ish·​ma·​el·​ite | \ ˈish-(ˌ)mā-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce Ishmaelite (audio) , -mē- \

Definition of Ishmaelite

1 : a descendant of Ishmael

Other Words from Ishmaelite

Ishmaelitish \ ˈish-​(ˌ)mā-​ə-​ˌlī-​tish How to pronounce Ishmaelitish (audio) , -​mē-​ \ adjective
Ishmaelitism \ ˈish-​(ˌ)mā-​ə-​ˌlī-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce Ishmaelitism (audio) , -​mē-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Ishmaelite

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ishmaelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ishmaelite. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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