Definition of Palouse in English:

Palouse

noun

  • A member of a Sahaptin people inhabiting the Palouse River valley in south-eastern Washington and north-western Idaho.

    • ‘The Nez Percé maintained friendly relations with most tribes of the Plateau area, including the Walla Walla, Yakima, Palouse, and Cayuse as well as other tribes to their north.’
    • ‘The Palouse are said to have separated from the Yakima.’
    • ‘The Palouse are considered a Plateau tribe.’

adjective

  • Relating to the Palouse.

    • ‘Natural horsemen, they recognized that the animal's compact, powerful body and tough, striped hooves ideally suited it to the demands of the rugged Palouse country.’
    • ‘During 4 years of tests at 3 Palouse sites, Sierra's average yearly seed yield was 1,348 pounds per acre versus 1,274 for Dwelley.’
    • ‘In Washington, our earliest annuals are from the Northwestern and Palouse associations.’
    • ‘It sits in the deep, deep springs that inspired the very name Kahlotus, a Palouse Indian word meaning ‘hole in the ground.’’
    • ‘In 1858, Wright's soldiers rounded up 800 to 900 horses apparently belonging to Tilcoax, a Palouse leader.’
    • ‘Some of those who met at the smoking lodge were Weyato Kakin, Helam Kawot, Two Moons, and the Palouse leader, Husis Kute.’

Origin

The name in their own language.

Pronunciation

Palouse

/pəˈluːz/