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1A member of an American Indian people of the Penobscot River valley in Maine.
- ‘The Penobscot made utensils out of wood or bark.’
- ‘Did the Penobscot move west and join with other Native Americans, or did they remain their own people?’
- ‘The party numbered braves from the Penobscot and Kennebec tribes.’
2[mass noun] The extinct Algonquian language of the Penobscot, a dialect of Eastern Abnaki.
- ‘Amanda said that at first she didn't want to learn Penobscot from someone who wasn't of the tribe but "because the language is very slim and few people speak it, I looked past that."’
- ‘The Penobscot tribe once spoke Penobscot, a dialect of Abnaki.’
Relating to the Penobscot or their language.
- ‘I was raised in Cleveland, and these interlopers don't seem to know or care that the baseball team took its current name in 1915 to honor a popular outfielder, a Penobscot Indian from Maine.’
- ‘Later, as a captive Indian's servant boy, he experienced life in a Penobscot village during his formative mid-teen adolescence.’
- ‘Representatives of Maine's Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indians, who assisted the Maliseets in their negotiations with the state, attended the ceremony.’
The name in Eastern Abnaki.
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