A pressed cake of pounded dried meat mixed to a paste with melted fat and other ingredients, originally made by North American Indians and later adapted by Arctic explorers.
- 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.
From Cree pimecan, from pime 'fat'.
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