Shoshone Definition

shō-shōnē
shoshones, shoshoni
noun
A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of Idaho, northern Utah, eastern Oregon, and western Montana, with a present-day population mostly in southeast Idaho.
American Heritage
A member of a group of North American Indians scattered over Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and California.
Webster's New World
The Shoshonean language of this people.
Webster's New World
A member of a Native American people inhabiting the Wind River valley of western Wyoming.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • shoshoni
proper name
River in NW Wyo., flowing northeast into the Bighorn River: c. 100 mi (161 km)
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Shoshone

Noun

Singular:
Shoshone
Plural:
shoshones

Origin of Shoshone

  • Probably from an Eastern Shoshone band name

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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