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kachina doll

[ kuh-chee-nuh ]
/ kəˈtʃi nə /
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noun
a Hopi Indian doll carved from cottonwood root in representation of a kachina and given as a gift to a child or used as a household decoration.
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Origin of kachina doll

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50

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