pl. Eries or
a member of an Iroquoian North American Indian people that lived in an area east and southeast of Lake Erie
Origin of Eriesee Erie
- port on Lake Erie, in NW Pa.
- one of the Great Lakes, between Lake Huron & Lake Ontario: 9,940 sq mi (25,745 sq km)
Origin of ErieNorth American French Erie, Erié ; from Huron name of the village called Rigué by the Iroquois
nounpl. Erie or E·ries
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, and western New York. The Erie ceased to exist as a people after being defeated by the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
- The Iroquoian language of the Erie.
A city of northwest Pennsylvania on Lake Erie southwest of Buffalo, New York. A port of entry, it was laid out in 1795 on the site of Fort Presque Isle, built by the French in 1753.