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kinnikinnick

[kin-i-kuh-nik] /ˌkɪn ɪ kəˈnɪk/
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
Unami Delaware
1790-1800
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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British Dictionary definitions for kinnikinnic

kinnikinnick

/ˌkɪnɪkɪˈnɪk/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: from Algonquian, literally: that which is mixed; related to Natick kinukkinuk mixture
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