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[pem-buh-nuh, pem-bee-]
noun Canadian (chiefly the Prairie Provinces ).
  1. highbush cranberry.
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Origin of pembina

1750–60; earlier panbina, pemine < Canadian French (now spelling pimbina) < Cree ni·pimina·na, plural of ni·pimina·n, a derivative with -min- berry
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Historical Examples of pembina

  • On August 9th when the party left Pembina behind, their number had dwindled.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • She's going to Pembina to meet her father, lad, when I go south to the Missouri.

  • Luckily, all three were known to me, as I discovered when I reached Pembina.

  • Near the close of 1849 he visited a brother in the Pembina region.

    Among the Sioux

    R. J. Creswell

  • Pembina is said to mean the fruit of the high-bush cranberry.