Penobscot

noun
Pe·​nob·​scot | \ pə-ˈnäb-ˌskät How to pronounce Penobscot (audio) , -skət \
plural Penobscot or Penobscots

Definition of Penobscot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of an American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley and Penobscot Bay region of Maine

Penobscot

geographical name
Pe·​nob·​scot | \ pə-ˈnäb-ˌskät How to pronounce Penobscot (audio) , -skət \

Definition of Penobscot (Entry 2 of 2)

river 101 miles (162 kilometers) long in central Maine flowing south into Penobscot Bay (inlet of the Atlantic Ocean)

First Known Use of Penobscot

Noun

1624, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Penobscot

Noun

earlier Panawamske, from Eastern Abenaki pαnáwαhpskek, a village name, literally, where the rocks widen

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“Penobscot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Penobscot. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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