babiche

[ buh-beesh ]
/ bəˈbiʃ /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. babi,
  2. babi yar,
  3. babi yar symphony,
  4. babia góra,
  5. babian jiang,
  6. babies'-breath,
  7. babinet,
  8. babington,
  9. babinski,
  10. babinski effect

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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