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babiche

English

Etymology

Attested 1800–10. From Canadian French, from Mi'kmaq ápapíj (cord, thread), diminutive of ápapi, from Proto-Algonquian *aʔlapa·py, *aʔlapa·pyi, from *aʔlapy- (net) + *-a·py (string).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bəˈbiːʃ, bæˈbiːʃ/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧biche

Noun

Singular
babiche

Plural
-

babiche (-)
  1. (North America) Thongs of rawhide or sinew used as cord, lacing, or webbing, in the manufacture of snowshoes, braided straps and tumplines, fishing and harpoon lines, knit bags, etc.

References

  • “babiche” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • “babiche” in the The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005
  • babiche” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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