Cayuse



Western U.S. a horse, especially an Indian pony.
Also called cayuse wind. Northwestern U.S. a cold wind blowing from the east.
a member of a tribe of North American Indians now living in Oregon.
Historical Examples

noun
(Western US & Canadian) a small Native American pony used by cowboys
n.

“horse, Indian pony,” 1841, American English, said to be a Chinook (native Pacific Northwest) word; also the name of an Indian group and language (1825), of unknown origin.

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