babiche

[ buh-beesh ]
/ bəˈbiʃ /

noun

(in the Pacific Northwest) thong, thread, or lacings made of rawhide, gut, or sinew, especially for making snowshoes.

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Origin of babiche

1800–10; < Canadian French (la) babiche < Micmac a·papi·č cord, thread, diminutive of a·papi < Proto-Algonquian *aʔlapa·py(i) (*aʔlapy- net + *-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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