noun, plural Me·nom·i·nees, (especially collectively) Me·nom·i·nee for 1.

  1. a member of a group of American Indian people of northeastern Wisconsin.
  2. the Eastern Algonquian language of the Menominee.


  1. a river in NW Michigan and NE Wisconsin, flowing SE to Green Bay on Lake Michigan: forms part of the boundary between Michigan and Wisconsin. 118 miles (190 km) long.

also Menomini, Algonquian people of Wisconsin, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) Manoominii, literally “wild rice people,” from manoomin “wild rice.” Not their name for themselves.

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