Strips of rawhide, sinew, or gut used for sewing, lacing, or fastening.
Snowshoes webbed with babiche.
Rawhide thongs or lacings, used for tying or weaving, esp. in snowshoes.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Babiche
Origin of Babiche
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”).
Canadian French of Algonquian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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