Watap definition

-täpē
A stringy thread made from the roots of various conifers and used by certain Native American peoples in sewing and weaving.
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(US, Canada) The root of the spruce, and sometimes also of the pine, split lengthwise into strips and used in the construction of baskets and canoes.
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Origin of watap

  • Ojibwa wadab

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

  • From Ojibwe wadab (“spruce root").

    From Wiktionary