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kinnikinnick

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noun kin·ni·kin·nick \ˌki-ni-kə-ˈnik, ˈki-ni-kə-ˌ\

Definition of kinnikinnick

  1. 1 :  a mixture of dried leaves and bark and sometimes tobacco smoked by the Indians and pioneers especially in the Ohio valley

  2. 2 :  a plant (as a sumac or dogwood) used in kinnikinnick; especially :  bearberry



Origin of kinnikinnick

of Algonquian origin; akin to Massachusett kinukkinuk mixture


First Known Use: 1799


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