kinnikinnick

noun kin·ni·kin·nick \ ˌki-ni-kə-ˈnik , ˈki-ni-kə-ˌnik \

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

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Origin and Etymology of kinnikinnick

of Algonquian origin; akin to Massachusett kinukkinuk mixture


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