one of the Great Lakes, named for a native Iroquoian people who lived nearby, from French Erie, shortening of Rhiienhonons, said to mean "raccoon nation," perhaps in reference to a totemic animal. Related: Erian.
1. Lake Erie is filling with the heavy rain.
2. Industrial waste burned on the surface of Lake Erie near Cleveland in 1970.
3. After many years of work the Erie Canal was completed in 1825.
4. Any erie can bring about unexpected trouble which unrecoverable later.
5. There are five lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.