Nez Percé

play
noun \ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā\
variants: or

Nez Perce

play

Definition of Nez Percé

plural

Nez Percé

or

Nez Percés

play \ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā or ˈnez-ˈpər-səz, ˈnes-ˈper-səz; ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā(z)\ or

Nez Perce

or

Nez Perces

\ˈnez-ˈpərs, ˈnes-ˈpers, ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā or ˈnez-ˈpər-səz, ˈnes-ˈper-səz; ÷ˈnā-per-ˈsā(z)\
  1. 1 :  a member of an American Indian people of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon

  2. 2 :  the language of the Nez Percé people

Origin and Etymology of nez percé

French, literally, pierced nose


First Known Use: 1811


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