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[pem-buh-nuh, pem-bee-] /ˈpɛm bə nə, pɛmˈbi-/
noun, Canadian (chiefly the Prairie Provinces) .
highbush cranberry.
Origin of pembina
1750-60; earlier panbina, pemine < Canadian French (now spelling pimbina) < Cree ni·pimina·na, plural of ni·pimina·n, a derivative with -min- berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On August 9th when the party left pembina behind, their number had dwindled.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • She's going to pembina to meet her father, lad, when I go south to the Missouri.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • 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
  • pembina is said to mean the fruit of the high-bush cranberry.

  • Finally we arrived at pembina, where Joe Rolette kept a trading post.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • The mill was built, and farmers came from as far east as pembina to patronize it.

    North Dakota Various
  • pembina appears from a distance more like a grove of trees than a town.

    North Dakota Various
  • Most of the colonists went to pembina, where they could hunt the buffalo.

    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

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