From the Mohawk ratirontaks, atirú:taks, hatiron'taks (“they eat trees”), a term applied by the Mohawks indiscriminately to other tribes, including the French and English, but especially other Native Americans who ate bark and buds when other food sources were scarce.
- The Adirondacks (as a region)
Back-formation from "Adirondacks". The mountains were named after the tribe.
- Abbreviation of Adirondack lean-to.