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noun Canadian.
  1. soup made from pemmican, flour, and water, once common among fur trappers, hunters, etc.
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Origin of rubaboo

First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for rubaboo


  1. Canadian a soup or stew made by boiling pemmican with, if available, flour and vegetables
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Word Origin

C19: from Canadian French rababou, from Algonquian
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