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Meaning of powwow

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. any conference or meeting.
—v.i.
  1. to hold a powwow.
  2. to confer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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