Penobscot[pi näb′skät′, -skət]
river in central Me., flowing south into an arm () of the Atlantic: c. 350 mi (563 km)
Origin of Penobscot; from Abenaki pαnáwαhpskek, literally , where the rocks widen
nounpl. Penobscot 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.
Variant of Penobscot
of the Penobscots or their language or culture