Pend Oreille

geographical name \ ˌpän-də-ˈrā \

Definition of Pend Oreille

river 100 miles (161 kilometers) long in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington flowing from Pend Oreille Lake (35 miles or 56 kilometers long, in Idaho) west and north into the Columbia River in British Columbia

Pend d'Oreille

noun Pend d'O·reille \ ¦pändə¦rā \

Definition of Pend d'Oreille

plural Pend d'Oreille or Pend d'Oreilles or Pends d'Oreille \-ā(z)\
: kalispel

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Origin and Etymology of pend d'oreille

modification of French pendant d'oreille earring; probably from the fact that members of the tribe used to wear large shell earrings


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