kinnekinnic

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kinnekinnic (plural not attested)

  1. Alternative form of kinnikinnick.
    • 1847, George William Featherstonhaugh, A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor, page 265:
      I also asked the great favour of him, as he would sit next to me in the canoe, to smoke as little as possible, as it always made me sick, and gave me a head-ache, to which he replied that he only smoked the kinnekinnic, which is a mild preparation []
    • 1897, Barnard Shipp, The Indian and Antiquities of America, page 301:
      There are also in this packet a part of what is supposed to be a Kinnekinnic pouch, two meshes of a fishing-net, and a piece of what is supposed to be the raw material, []
    • 1954, Milton Lott, The Last Hunt, page 108:
      It was a vote, Woodfoot thought, tasting the pleasant bitterness of the kinnekinnic, a vote on what happened to the Indian.