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
Origin of pemmican
First Known Use: 1791
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