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babiche

[buh-beesh] /bəˈbiʃ/
noun
1.
(in the Pacific Northwest) thong, thread, or lacings made of rawhide, gut, or sinew, especially for making snowshoes.
Origin
1800-1810
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/
noun
1.
(Canadian) thongs or lacings of rawhide
Word Origin
C19: from Canadian French, of Algonquian origin
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