Pemmican meaning

pĕmĭ-kən
A food prepared by Native Americans from lean dried strips of meat pounded into paste, mixed with fat and berries, and pressed into small cakes.
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A food made chiefly from beef, dried fruit, and suet, used as emergency rations.
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A food prepared by Native Americans from lean dried strips of meat pounded into paste, mixed with fat and berries, and pressed into small cakes.
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A food made chiefly from beef, dried fruit, and suet, used as emergency rations.
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Dried lean meat, pounded into a paste with fat and preserved in the form of pressed cakes.
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Dried beef, suet, dried fruit, etc., prepared as a concentrated high-energy food, used for emergency rations.
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A food made from meat which has been dried and beaten into a paste, mixed with berries and rendered fat, and shaped into little patties.
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An emergency ration of meat and fruit.
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Origin of pemmican

  • Cree pimihkān from pimihkēw he makes grease, makes pemmican from Proto-Algonquian pemihkēwa pemyi grease -ehkē- to make, gather

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Cree pimihkān from pimihkēw he makes grease, makes pemmican from Proto-Algonquian pemihkēwa pemyi grease -ehkē- to make, gather

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cree ᐱᒦᐦᑳᐣ (pimîhkân, “pemmican"), from ᐱᒥᕀ (pimiy, “grease, oil, lard").

    From Wiktionary