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pembina

[pem-buh-nuh, pem-bee-] /ˈpɛm bə nə, pɛmˈbi-/
noun, Canadian (chiefly the Prairie Provinces) .
1.
highbush cranberry.
Origin of pembina
1750-1760
1750-60; earlier panbina, pemine < Canadian French (now spelling pimbina) < Cree ni·pimina·na, plural of ni·pimina·n, a derivative with -min- berry
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  • In the winter of 1817 they were forced to resort again to pembina, owing to a scarcity of food.

    The Great Company Beckles Willson
  • On August 9th when the party left pembina behind, their number had dwindled.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • At the pembina they would find timber for cabin building, game for the hunting.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Luckily, all three were known to me, as I discovered when I reached pembina.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • Near the close of 1849 he visited a brother in the pembina region.

    Among the Sioux R. J. Creswell
  • Most of the colonists went to pembina, where they could hunt the buffalo.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • The pembina River took its name from anepeminan, the Ojibwa term for the shrub we call highbush cranberry.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • As soon as the second brigade arrives, they will be sent on to pembina.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Remembering the unfortunate affair at Fort Douglas the summer before, the people of pembina feared the worst.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • At pembina you will be far enough away to do as you please, but not here.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

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