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Schenectady

place in New York state, from Mohawk (Iroquoian) skah-nehtati "the other side of the pines," containing -hneht- "pine tree."

updated on August 18, 2013

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Definitions of Schenectady from WordNet

Schenectady (n.)
a city of eastern New York on the Mohawk river; it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal;
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