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babiche

[ buh-beesh ]
/ bəˈbiʃ /
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noun
(in the Pacific Northwest) cord, thread, or lacings made of rawhide, gut, or sinew, especially for making snowshoes.
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Origin of babiche

First recorded in 1800–10; from Canadian French (la) babiche, from Mi'kmaq a·papi·č “cord, thread,” diminutive of a·papi from unattested Proto-Algonquian aʔlapa·py(i), aʔlapy- “net” + unattested -a·py- “string”)
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British Dictionary definitions for babiche

babiche
/ (bɑːˈbiːʃ) /

noun
Canadian thongs or lacings of rawhide

Word Origin for babiche

C19: from Canadian French, of Algonquian origin
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