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Biloxi   /bəlˈəksi/   Listen
Biloxi

noun
1.
A member of the Siouan people of southeastern Mississippi.
2.
An old town in southern Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico.
3.
The Siouan language spoken by the Biloxi.






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"Biloxi" Quotes from Famous Books



... BILOXI.—La Salle's scheme of founding a city near the mouth of the Mississippi, however, was carried out by other men. Fear that the English would seize the mouth of the river led the French to act, and in 1699 a gallant soldier named Iberville (e-ber-veel') built a small stockade and planted a colony ...
— A Brief History of the United States • John Bach McMaster

... in the gulf of Mexico with two frigates, and in March ascended the river in a felucca one hundred leagues, and returned by the bayou or outlet that bears his name, through lake Ponchartrain to the gulf. He planted his colony at Biloxi, a healthy but sterile spot between the Mobile and Mississippi rivers, and built a fortification. During several succeeding years much exploring was done, and considerable trade carried on with the Indians ...
— A New Guide for Emigrants to the West • J. M. Peck



Words linked to "Biloxi" :   Sioux, Siouan language, ms, Siouan, town, Magnolia State, Mississippi



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