watape

watap

[wuh-tahp, wa-]
noun
a thread made by North American Indians from the divided roots of certain conifers and used in weaving and sewing.
Also, wattap, watape [wuh-tah-pee, wa-] .
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watap (wæˈtɑːp, wɑː-)
 
n
a stringy thread made by North American Indians from the roots of various conifers and used for weaving and sewing
 
[C18: from Canadian French, from Cree watapiy]

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