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Meaning of Midianite

Mid•i•an•ite

Pronunciation: (mid'ē-u-nīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of an ancient desert people of northwest Arabia near the Gulf of Aqaba, believed to have descended from Midian.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Midianites.
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