Narragansett

noun
Nar·ra·gan·sett | \ˌner-ə-ˈgan(t)-sət, ˌna-rə-\
variants: or less commonly Narraganset
plural Narragansett or Narragansetts also Narraganset or Narragansets

Definition of Narragansett 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Rhode Island

2 : the Algonquian language of the Narragansett people

Narragansett

geographical name
Nar·ra·gan·sett | \ˌna-rə-ˈgan(t)-sət \

Definition of Narragansett (Entry 2 of 2)

town and summer resort at the entrance to Narragansett Bay in southern Rhode Island population 15,868

First Known Use of Narragansett

Noun

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Narragansett

Noun

modification of Narragansett Nahicans, Nayohygunsic, locale on Narragansett Bay

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