"pemmican" Definition

  1. n. Among the North American Indians, meat cut in thin slices, divested of fat, and dried in the sun.
  2. n. Meat, without the fat, cut in thin slices, dried in the sun, pounded, then mixed with melted fat and sometimes dried fruit, and compressed into cakes or in bags. It contains much nutriment in small compass, and is of great use in long voyages of exploration.

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Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "pemmican": 1
Words that end with "pemmican": 1
Words that contain "pemmican": 1
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