- pl. -·scots· or -·scot· a member of a North American Indian people living esp. in Maine
- the Algonquian language of this people, a variety of Abenaki
of the Penobscots or their language or culture
river in central Me., flowing south into an arm (Penobscot Bay) of the Atlantic: c. 350 mi (563 km)
Origin of Penobscotfrom Abenaki p?náw?hpskek, literally , where the rocks widen
nounpl. Penobscot, or Pe·nob·scots
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting Penobscot Bay and the Penobscot River valley in Maine. The Penobscot, who joined the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-1700s, are represented in the Maine legislature by a nonvoting delegate.
- The Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Eastern Abenaki.
Origin of PenobscotFrom a Penobscot place name