babiche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈbiːʃ, bæˈbiːʃ/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧biche

Noun[edit]

babiche (plural babiches)

  1. (North America) Thong(s) of rawhide or sinew used as cord, lacing, or webbing, in the manufacture of snowshoes, braided straps and tumplines, fishing and harpoon lines, knit bags, etc.

References[edit]

  • “babiche” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • “babiche” in the The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005
  • babiche” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

babiche f (plural babiches)

  1. babiche

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