watap

noun

wa·​tap
waˈtäp
variants or less commonly watape or wattape
-pē
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Canadian French watap, from Algonquin

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“Watap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watap. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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