kinnikinnick


kin·ni·kin·nick

noun \ˌki-ni-kə-ˈnik, ˈki-ni-kə-ˌ\

Definition of KINNIKINNICK

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