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Meaning of Ishmaelite

Ish•ma•el•ite

Pronunciation: (ish'mē-u-līt", -mā-u-, -mu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a descendant of Ishmael, the traditional ancestor of the Arab peoples.
  2. a wanderer or outcast.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.