Sagamore Definition

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[n] a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)


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Synonyms

sachem

Misc. Definitions

\Sag"a*more\, n.
1. [Cf. {Sachem}.] The head of a tribe among the American Indians; a chief; -- generally used as synonymous with sachem, but some writters distinguished between them, making the sachem a chief of the first rank, and a sagamore one of the second rank. ``Be it sagamore, sachem, or powwow.'' --Longfellow.
2. A juice used in medicine. [Obs.] --Johnson.

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