kinnikinick

kinnikinnick

[kin-i-kuh-nik]
noun
1.
a mixture of bark, dried leaves, and sometimes tobacco, formerly smoked by the Indians and pioneers in the Ohio valley.
2.
any of various plants used in this mixture, especially the common bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, of the heath family.
Also, kinnikinnic, kinnikinick, kinnikinic, kinnikinnik, killickinnic.


Origin:
1790–1800; earlier killikinnick, etc., < Unami Delaware kələk˙əní˙k˙an literally, admixture, derivative of Proto-Algonquian *keleken- mix (it) with something different by hand

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kinnikinnick, kinnikinic or killikinick (ˌkɪnɪkɪˈnɪk)
 
n
1.  the dried leaves and bark of certain plants, sometimes with tobacco added, formerly smoked by some North American Indians
2.  any of the plants used for such a preparation, such as the sumach Rhus glabra
 
[C18: from Algonquian, literally: that which is mixed; related to Natick kinukkinuk mixture]
 
kinnikinic, kinnikinic or killikinick
 
n
 
[C18: from Algonquian, literally: that which is mixed; related to Natick kinukkinuk mixture]
 
killikinick, kinnikinic or killikinick
 
n
 
[C18: from Algonquian, literally: that which is mixed; related to Natick kinukkinuk mixture]

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