Pronunciation: (shō-shō'nē),[key] —n., —pl.-nes,(esp. collectively)-nefor 2. 1. a river in NW Wyoming, flowing NE into the Big Horn River. 120 mi. (193 km) long.
2. a member of any of several Numic-speaking peoples of California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
3. the language or languages of the Shoshone. Also,Shoshoni(for defs. 2, 3).