Origin of PeoriaFrench Peouarea, a tribal name ; from Illinois Peouareoua city in central Ill., on the Illinois River
- city in SC Ariz.: suburb of Phoenix
Origin of Peoriaafter Peoria, Ill.
nounpl. Peoria or Pe·or·i·as
A member of a Native American people forming part of the Illinois confederacy.
A city of northwest-central Illinois on the Illinois River north of Springfield. The site of an early French fort, it grew in the 1800s as a transportation and industrial center.