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wicopy

[wik-uh-pee] /ˈwɪk ə pi/
noun, plural wicopies.
1.
the leatherwood, Dirca palustris.
2.
Origin
Western Abenaki
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Western Abenaki wìgəbi inner bark suitable for cordage (or a cognate with of this, e.g., Eastern Abenaki wìkəpi basswood inner bark, Munsee Delaware wí·kpəy, Ojibwa wi·kop, all < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kwepyi; probably reborrowed or reinforced from more than one Algonquian language)
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wicopy

/ˈwɪkəpɪ/
noun (US) (pl) -pies
1.
any of various North American trees, shrubs, or herbaceous plants, esp the leatherwood, various willowherbs, and the basswood
Word Origin
C18: from Cree wikupiy inner bark, willow bark
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