noun pem·mi·can \ˈpe-mi-kən\

Definition of PEMMICAN

:  a concentrated food used by North American Indians and consisting of lean meat dried, pounded fine, and mixed with melted fat; also :  a similar preparation (as of dried beef, flour, molasses, suet) used for emergency rations

Variants of PEMMICAN

pem·mi·can also pem·i·can \ˈpe-mi-kən\

Origin of PEMMICAN

Cree pimihka·n
First Known Use: 1791


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