Adirondack

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌædəˈrɒndæk/, /ædɨˈrɒndæk/

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Mohawk ratirontaks, atirú:taks, hatiron'taks (they eat trees), a term applied by the Mohawks indiscriminately to other tribes, including the French and English, but especially other Native Americans who ate bark and buds when other food sources were scarce.

Noun[edit]

Adirondack (plural Adirondacks)

  1. A member of an Algonquin people that lived along the Ottawa River in Ontario and Quebec.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from "Adirondacks". The mountains were named after the tribe.

Proper noun[edit]

Adirondack

  1. The Adirondacks (as a region)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

Adirondack (plural Adirondacks)

  1. Abbreviation of Adirondack lean-to.