Definition of babiche in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈbēSH/


Rawhide, typically formed into strips, as used by North American Indians for making fastenings, animal snares, snowshoes, etc.
Example sentences
  • The Koosees' teachings - on everything from selecting the right birch or tamarack tree for the snowshoe frame to weaving the moose hide ‘babiche’ used for the webbing - will be used by the cultural center to produce an instructional book.
  • There are solid wooden shoes that were used in emergencies when no babiche was available for webbing, but the historical record and oral tradition agree that these were a second class alternative.
  • His chest was massive, and over it the muscles rolled like babiche cord when he moved.


Early 19th century: from Canadian French, from Micmac a:papi:č.

Words that rhyme with babiche

Dalglish, fiche, Laois, leash, niche, nouveau riche, pastiche, quiche, Rajneesh, schottische

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Syllabification: ba·biche

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