Ko*lusch"an, Ko*lush"an (?),
a. [From Russ. kalyushka piece of wood (worn
in the nether lip).]
Designating, or pert. to, a linguistic stock
of North American Indians comprising the Tlinkit tribes of the
Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska and adjacent coast lands.
Their language bears some affinity to Mexican tongues.
© Webster 1913.