Sem·​i·​nole ˈse-mə-ˌnōl How to pronounce Seminole (audio)
plural Seminoles or Seminole
: a member of any of several groups of Indigenous people that emigrated to Florida from Georgia and Alabama in the 18th and 19th centuries and whose descendents now live in southern Florida and Oklahoma

Examples of Seminole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Timothy Peter Delaney, 48, was arrested Friday by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and faces one charge of lewd or lascivious molestation of a person under the age of 12. Lauren Brensel, Orlando Sentinel, 15 July 2024 Some school districts, including those in Orange and Seminole counties, were poised to buy new science books as soon as the state list was released. Leslie Postal, Miami Herald, 14 July 2024 Bally Interactive, Seminole Hard Rock Digital and Golden Nugget Online Gaming did less business in Arizona in terms of wagers placed during the month. Corina Vanek, The Arizona Republic, 10 July 2024 Some of the parcels are waterfront in Chippewa, Otsego and Ogemaw counties on Trout, Seminole and Elk lakes, respectively. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 8 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for Seminole 

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Word History


Creek simanó·li untamed, wild, alteration of simaló·ni, from American Spanish cimarrón wild

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Seminole was in 1763

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“Seminole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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Sem·​i·​nole ˈsem-ə-ˌnōl How to pronounce Seminole (audio)
: a member of an Indigenous people of Florida

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