Definition of Pokanoket in US English:

Pokanoket

noun

  • A member of a group of Eastern Algonquian-speaking peoples of eastern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

Origin

Early 17th century. From Pokanoket, the name of a former North American Indian village in Bristol County, Rhode Island.

Pronunciation

Pokanoket

/ˈpɒkəˌnɒkɪt/