- pl. -·setts or -·sett a member of a North American Indian people that lived around Massachusetts Bay
- the extinct Algonquian language of this people and certain adjacent peoples
Origin of MassachusettMassachusett name of Great Blue Hill (SW of Boston), literally , at the large hill
Also sp. Mas·sa·chu′set
nounpl. Massachusett, or Mas·sa·chu·setts also Massachuset or Mas·sa·chu·sets
- A member of a Native American people formerly located along Massachusetts Bay from Plymouth north to Salem. Reduced by epidemics, the Massachusett ceased to exist as a people during the 1600s.
- The Algonquian language of the Massachusett.
Origin of MassachusettFrom the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston