Definition of mocuck in English:

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mocuck

Pronunciation: /məˈkək/
(also mocock /məˈkäk/)

noun

North American
A container resembling a basket made from birchbark.
Example sentences
  • The birchbank was cut into a pattern, folded, and sewn together with spruce root so that items like the mococks could hold solids and, when coated, liquids too.
  • They brought this sugar in bark vessels, called ‘mococks,’ holding from thirty to fifty pounds each.
  • The journey was made in mackinaws, open boats with a schooner rig; and the sugar was carried in mococks, containers made of birch bark, each holding from twenty to thirty pounds.

Origin

Late 18th century: from an American Indian language.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mo·cuck

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