Definition of Iroquois

1. Noun. Any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution.

Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Cayuga, Cherokee, Erie, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora



2. Noun. A family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois.

Definition of Iroquois

1. n. sing. & pl. A powerful and warlike confederacy of Indian tribes, formerly inhabiting Central New York and constituting most of the Five Nations. Also, any Indian of the Iroquois tribes.

Definition of Iroquois

1. Proper noun. A confederacy of (originally) five Native American (Indian) tribes: the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. Also known as the Iroquois League. ¹

2. Proper noun. A person belonging to one of these tribes. ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of the languages of the Iroquois, belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages. ¹

4. Proper noun. A kind of hairdo, where both sides of the head are shaved leaving only a stripe of hair in the middle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Iroquois

1. A powerful and warlike confederacy of Indian tribes, formerly inhabiting Central new York and constituting most of the Five Nations. Also, any Indian of the Iroquois tribes. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Iroquois

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1. Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699 by Louise Phelps Kellogg (1917)
"While they were trying to ascertain what this meant, they encountered two iroquois, and saw another canoe off shore. Each party was alarmed at the other; ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In this way originated in 1668 the iroquois mission village of La Prairie (St. François Xavier des Prés), the precursor of the modern Caughnawaga (av). ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"These still stoutly disputed the iroquois conquest of these territories. The dispossessed Huron tribes were sedentary, only leaving their villages and ..."

4. Early Civilization: An Introduction to Anthropology by Alexander Goldenweiser (1922)
"To these must be added the Tuscarora, who joined the League of the iroquois in the beginning of the Eighteenth Century. As in all Indian tribes, ..."

5. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin (1908)
"History of iroquois County, 138. " Ibid., 339. " Ibid., 3S8. ... Del Res', Concord, iroquois and ..."

6. Francis Parkman's Works by Francis Parkman (1906)
"iroquois HONOR. IT was a strange and miserable spectacle to behold the savages ... How the quarrel began between the iroquois and their Huron kindred no man ..."

7. Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699 by Louise Phelps Kellogg (1917)
"While they were trying to ascertain what this meant, they encountered two iroquois, and saw another canoe off shore. Each party was alarmed at the other; ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In this way originated in 1668 the iroquois mission village of La Prairie (St. François Xavier des Prés), the precursor of the modern Caughnawaga (av). ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"These still stoutly disputed the iroquois conquest of these territories. The dispossessed Huron tribes were sedentary, only leaving their villages and ..."

10. Early Civilization: An Introduction to Anthropology by Alexander Goldenweiser (1922)
"To these must be added the Tuscarora, who joined the League of the iroquois in the beginning of the Eighteenth Century. As in all Indian tribes, ..."

11. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin (1908)
"History of iroquois County, 138. " Ibid., 339. " Ibid., 3S8. ... Del Res', Concord, iroquois and ..."

12. Francis Parkman's Works by Francis Parkman (1906)
"iroquois HONOR. IT was a strange and miserable spectacle to behold the savages ... How the quarrel began between the iroquois and their Huron kindred no man ..."

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