Main definitions of Monacan in English

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Monacan1

Pronunciation /ˈmɒnək(ə)n/

noun

historical
  • A member of a North American Indian people, or confederacy, inhabiting the upper waters of the James River of Virginia in the Colonial Period. Also: a present-day group in Amherst County, Virginia, claiming descent from these.

adjective

historical
  • Of or relating to the Monacans.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Instruccions. Origin unknown.

Main definitions of Monacan in English

: Monacan1Monacan2

Monacan2

Pronunciation /ˈmɒnək(ə)n/ /məˈnɑːk(ə)n/

adjective

US
  • Of or relating to Monaco or its inhabitants.

    Monégasque is generally the preferred term.

noun

US
  • A native or inhabitant of Monaco.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Appletons' Journal. From Monaco, the name of a principality on the Mediterranean coast of France + -an.