Cree



[kree] /kri/

noun, plural Crees (especially collectively) Cree.
1.
a member of a North American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana.
2.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Cree Indians.
/kriː/
noun
1.
(South Wales & Southwest English, dialect) temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children
/kriː/
noun
1.
(pl) Cree, Crees. a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
3.
a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages

1744, from phonetic rendering of Canadian French Cris, short for Christinaux, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) *kiristino, originally referring to a group in the Hudson Bay region.

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