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watap

[wuh-tahp, wa-] /wəˈtɑp, wæ-/
noun
1.
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-] /wəˈtɑ pi, wæ-/ (Show IPA).
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watap

/wæˈtɑːp; wɑː-/
noun
1.
a stringy thread made by North American Indians from the roots of various conifers and used for weaving and sewing
Word Origin
C18: from Canadian French, from Cree watapiy
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