digging stick

noun
  1. a pointed or spatulate wooden stick, sometimes having a stone weight or crossbar attached and used in primitive societies for loosening the ground to extract buried wild plant foods and for tilling the soil.

Origin of digging stick

First recorded in 1860–65
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