Seminole

noun
Sem·​i·​nole | \ ˈse-mə-ˌnōl How to pronounce Seminole (audio) \
plural Seminoles or Seminole

Definition of Seminole

: a member of any of the groups of American Indians that emigrated to Florida from Georgia and Alabama in the 18th and 19th centuries and that are now located in southern Florida and Oklahoma

First Known Use of Seminole

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Seminole

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

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“Seminole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Seminole. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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Seminole

noun
Sem·​i·​nole | \ ˈse-mə-ˌnōl How to pronounce Seminole (audio) \
plural Seminoles or Seminole

Kids Definition of Seminole

: a member of a tribe of indigenous people of Florida and Oklahoma

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