Paduca

noun

Pa·​du·​ca
variants or Paducah
pəˈd(y)ükə
plural Paduca or Paducas or Paducah or Paducahs
: an Amerind people of the southern Great Plains: such as
a
: comanche
b
: apache

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Apr. 2024.

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