Definition of Pemican

1. Noun. Lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians.

Exact synonyms: Pemmican
Generic synonyms: Meat



Definition of Pemican

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of pemmican) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pemican

1. pemmican [n -S] - See also: pemmican

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pemican

pelvises
pelvitherm
pelviureterography
pelvivertebral angle
pelvocephalography
pelvoscopy
pelvospondylitis ossificans
pelyco-
pelycosaur
pelycosaurs
pembina
pembinas
pembrokes
pemetrexed
pemican (current term)
pemicans
pemmican
pemmicans
pemoline
pemolines
pemphigoid
pemphigous
pemphigus
pemphigus acutus
pemphigus contagiosus
pemphigus erythematosus
pemphigus foliaceus
pemphigus gangrenosus

Literary usage of Pemican

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1. The Indian Sign Language: With Brief Explanatory Notes of the Gestures by William Philo Clark (1884)
"pemican. Hold extended left hand, back down, fingers pointing to right, in front of body ; strike several times the left palm with lower edge of closed ..."

2. The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson: The Arctic Discoverer by Alexander Simpson (1845)
"pemican.— An Octogenarian.—The Secret of Travelling in the Far North. IN the afternoon of the 1st of December, 1836, the day he had fixed upon for his long ..."

3. Arctic Searching Expedition:: A Journal of a Boat-voyage by John Richardson, John Franklin (1851)
"CHAP. IX. VOYAGE CONTINUED ALONG THE COAST. — FRANKLIN BAT. MELVILLE HILLS.—POINT STIVENS. SELLWOOD BAV. — CAPE PARRY. — COCKED-HAT POINT. CACHE OF pemican. ..."

4. Hudson's Bay: Or, A Missionary Tour in the Territory of the Hon. Hudson's by John Ryerson (1855)
"As pemican js a kind of food with which people in the civilized world are not generally acquainted, a short description of it, may not be unacceptable to ..."

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