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pemmican

noun pem·mi·can \ˈpe-mi-kən\

Definition of pemmican

  1. :  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

also pemican play \ˈpe-mi-kən\

Origin of pemmican

Cree pimihka·n


First Known Use: 1791


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