Pronunciation: (nez' pûrs'; Fr. nā per-sā'), [key]
—pl. Nez Per•césPronunciation: (nez' pûr'siz; Fr. nā per-sā'), [key] (esp. collectively) Nez Per•cé for 1.
1. a member of a North American Indian people of the Sahaptin family.
2. the Sahaptin language of the Nez Percé.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.