babiche

babiche

[buh-beesh]
noun
(in the Pacific Northwest) thong, thread, or lacings made of rawhide, gut, or sinew, especially for making snowshoes.

Origin:
1800–10; < Canadian French (la) babiche < Micmac a·papi·č cord, thread, diminutive of a·papi < Proto-Algonquian *aʔlapa·py(i) (*aʔlapy- net + *-a·py- string)

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babiche (bɑːˈbiːʃ)
 
n
(Canadian) thongs or lacings of rawhide
 
[C19: from Canadian French, of Algonquian origin]

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