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 (such as a sumac or dogwood) used in kinnikinnick; especially : bearberry
Origin and Etymology of kinnikinnick
of Algonquian origin; akin to Massachusett kinukkinuk mixture
First Known Use: 1799See Words from the same year
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