Pronunciation: (shô-nē'), [key]
—pl. -nees, (esp. collectively) -nee.
1. a member of an Algonquian-speaking tribe formerly in the east-central U.S., now in Oklahoma.
2. the Algonquian language of the Shawnee tribe.
3. a town in E Kansas. 29,653.
4. a city in central Oklahoma. 26,506.
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