Seneca

noun
Sen·e·ca | \ˈse-ni-kə \
plural Seneca or Senecas

Definition of Seneca 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of what is now western New York

2 : the Iroquoian language of the Seneca people

Seneca

biographical name
Sen·e·ca | \ˈse-ni-kə \

Definition of Seneca (Entry 2 of 2)

Lucius Annaeus 4 b.c.?–a.d. 65 Roman statesman, dramatist, and philosopher

Other Words from Seneca

Biographical name

Senecan \ˈse-ni-kən \ adjective

First Known Use of Seneca

Noun

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Seneca

Noun

Dutch Sennecaas, plural, the Iroquois living west of the Mohawks

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Seneca

noun
Sen·e·ca | \ˈse-ni-kə \
plural Seneca or Senecas

Kids Definition of Seneca

1 : a member of an American Indian people of western New York

2 : the language of the Seneca people

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