Definition of Pocahontas

1. Noun. A Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617).

Exact synonyms: Matoaka, Rebecca Rolfe
Generic synonyms: Powhatan

Definition of Pocahontas

1. Noun. A Native American woman. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pocahontas

Plymouth Rock
Pneumocystis carinii
Pneumonyssus simicola
Pnom Penh
Po River
Po valley
Poa nemoralis
Poa pratensis
Pobeda Peak
Pobedy Peak
Pocahontas (current term)
Pocket Cube
Pocket Cubes
Podiceps cristatus
Podiceps grisegena

Literary usage of Pocahontas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"Pocahontas Pocahontas or the Settlers of Virginia represents the plays on Indian themes and also the drama written in the South. The first Indian play to be ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Prior to coming to Pocahontas, Walker and High had been engaged together in the ... When prohibition went into effect In that state, they came to Pocahontas ..."

3. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1900)
"Every schoolboy was taught the story of Pocahontas and John Smith, and for most people I dare say that incident is the only one in the captain's eventful ..."

4. History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia by Charles Campbell (1860)
"Hamor visits Powhatan—Richard Hakluyt—Pocahontas Baptized—Fixed Property in the Soil established—Dale Embarks for England accompanied by Pocahontas—Yeardley ..."

5. Virginia, a history of the people by John Esten Cooke (1883)
"THE narrative of the career of Pocahontas in Virginia here ends; ... About three years after her marriage, Pocahontas accompanied her husband on a visit to ..."

6. Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America: During by John Davis (1909)
"The ransom being paid, Pocahontas was now at liberty to return to Werowocomoco. But Hymen was not to be cheated of his prerogative; neither Rolfe nor ..."

7. English Colonies in America by John Andrew Doyle (1889)
"But such a savage as Pocahontas, not a chief with bones in his cheeks, ... Of the Indians who accompanied Pocahontas we find scattered notices in the ..."

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