cayuse


cayuse
/kuy yoohs", kuy"oohs/, n.
1. Western U.S. a horse, esp. an Indian pony.
2. Also called cayuse wind. Northwestern U.S. a cold wind blowing from the east.
[1830-40, Amer.; named after the CAYUSE]

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▪ breed of horse
also called  Bronco, or Mustang,  
 North American wild or Indian-tamed horse, descended from horses taken to the New World by the Spanish in the 16th century. The name comes from that of an Indian tribe of eastern Washington and Oregon that was known for the small horses it bred.

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