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Old 01-15-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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This is just one of those silly little questions when you have nothing else to think about.

I always wondered how the word Adirondack came to mean a type of furniture. I see that word all over wooden lawn chair boxes at the store and even tables are in the Adirondack style.

Why were they named that?
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Adirondack
Not sure but this is what I found. Interesting findings however.
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I saw this on a site desribing it....


It is generally accepted that the word Adirondack is derived from the Mohawk Indian word atirú:taks, literally meaning “tree eaters.” The acute accent indicates that the stress is on that syllable; the colon marks a preceding long vowel. Because there was no written Mohawk language when the name originated, probably in the late 1500s, various phonetic spellings of the word have been used.

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