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pow•wow



Pronunciation: (pou'wou"), [key]
n.
1. (among North American Indians) a ceremony, esp. one accompanied by magic, feasting, and dancing, performed for the cure of disease, success in a hunt, etc.
2. a council or conference of or with Indians.
3. (among North American Indians) a priest or shaman.
4. Informal.any conference or meeting.

v.i.
1. to hold a powwow.
2. Informal.to confer.

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