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Ca•naan•ite  (kānə nīt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a member of a Semitic people that inhabited parts of ancient Palestine and were conquered by the Israelites and largely absorbed by them.
  2. a group of Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Phoenician, spoken chiefly in ancient Palestine and Syria.

  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Canaan, the Canaanites, or the Canaanite group of languages.
  • see Canaan, -ite1 1350–1400; Middle English Greek Kananí̄tēs
Ca•naan•it•ish  (kānə nī′tish),USA pronunciation  Ca•naan•it•ic  (kā′nə nitik),USA pronunciation adj. 

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Canaanite /ˈkeɪnəˌnaɪt/ n
  1. a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied the land of Canaan before the Israelite conquest

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