Definition of pemmican in English:

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pemmican

Pronunciation: /ˈpeməkən/

noun

A paste of dried and pounded meat mixed with melted fat and other ingredients, originally made by North American Indians and later adapted by Arctic explorers.
Example sentences
  • These slabs may have been used in the manufacture of pemmican, for pounding dried meat into a powder or for breaking bison bones.
  • Native Americans once used the fruit to make pemmican, a type of meat jerky.
  • It was also made into pemmican, a mixture of ground buffalo meat, service berries, and marrow grease.

Origin

From Cree pimikan, from pime 'fat'.

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Syllabification: pem·mi·can

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