Paduca

noun
Pa·​du·​ca
variants: or Paducah \ pəˈd(y)ükə \
plural Paduca or Paducas or Paducah or Paducahs

Definition of Paduca

: an Amerind people of the southern Great Plains: such as
a : comanche
b : apache

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History and Etymology for Paduca

French Padouca, of Siouan origin; probably akin to Dakota pa-hdō-ka to pierce, bore

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“Paduca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paduca. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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