1. Word forms: plural ˌTuscaˈroras or ˌTuscaˈrora a member of a North American Indian people, orig. of North Carolina, but after 1714
of New York and later also Ontario: joined Iroquois Confederacy c. 1722 to become the sixth of the Six Nations
2. the Iroquoian language of this people
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Word origin of 'Tuscarora'< a Five-Nations Iroquois language, an adaptation of Tuscarora skarò˙rənʾ, lit., ? those of the Indian hemp