Definition of Minuit, Peter in US English:

Minuit, Peter

proper noun

  • (1580–1638), Dutch colonial administrator. He was the first director general of the North American Dutch colony of New Netherland 1626–31. He purchased Manhattan Island from North American Indians in 1626 for 60 guilders ($24).

Pronunciation

Minuit, Peter

/ˈminyo͞oit/