- A preparation made from the dried leaves and bark of various plants, often including bearberry and sometimes mixed with tobacco, smoked especially by certain Native American peoples.
- See bearberry.
Origin of kinnikinnickUnami k&schwa;l&schwa;kk&schwa;níikkan, item for mixing in, kinnikinnick.
(usually uncountable, plural kinnikinnicks)
- A mixture of bark, dried leaves, and often berries and/or tobacco, which is smoked.
- Any of the plants whose berries, leaves or bark used in this mixture.
- He ate kinnikinnick berries.
Originally spelled with an "l" in the first part (i.e. killikinick, killikinnick). From Unami kÃ«lÃ«kÃ«nikÃ n (“smoking mixture, killikinick").