Pronunciation: (mas"u-chOO'sit), [key]
—pl. -setts, (esp. collectively) -sett for 1.
1. a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
2. the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians. Also,Mas"sa•chu'set,Massachusetts.
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