Gros Ventre [grō′ vänt′]
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- a member of a western group of the Arapaho, now living in Montana
Origin: Fr, literally , big belly
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noun pl. Gros Ventre
or Gros Ventres
- See Atsina.
- See Hidatsa.
Origin: French, big belly : gros, big + ventre, belly (from an indigenous sign-language gesture designating this people that suggested a big belly).