watap

noun wa·tap \waˈtäp\
variants: less commonly

watape

or

wattape

\-pē\

Definition of watap

plural

-s

  1. :  a thread made of the stringy roots of any of various coniferous trees and used by American Indians especially for sewing together strips of birch bark in canoes

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Origin and Etymology of watap

Canadian French watap, from Algonquin


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