nounpl. -·rons· or -·ron·
- a member of a confederation of North American Indian peoples that lived between Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario, Canada, now living in Oklahoma and Quebec
- the Iroquoian language of this people
Origin of HuronFrench huron, coarse fellow, ruffian from hure, unkempt head
second largest of the Great Lakes, between Mich. & Ontario, Canada: 23,000 sq mi (59,570 sq km)
nounpl. Huron, or Hu·rons
- A member of a Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting southeast Ontario around Lake Simcoe, with small present-day populations in Quebec and northeast Oklahoma, where they are known as Wyandot. The Huron traded extensively throughout eastern Canada until the confederacy was destroyed by war with the Iroquois in the mid-1600s.
- The Iroquoian language of the Huron.
Origin of HuronFrench boor, Huron from Old French hure bristling hair