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Definition of Nez Percé noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Nez Percé

NAmE//ˌnɛz ˈpərs//
(pl. Nez Percé or Nez Percés)
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a member of a Native American people, many of whom now live in the state of Idaho From the French for “pierced nose.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Nez Percé