mocuck

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an Algonquian language, probably Ojibwe makak (semi-rigid container, birch bark basket, box).

Noun[edit]

mocuck (plural mocucks)

  1. (US) A box-like container made from birch-bark, especially one in which sugar is stored.
    • 2004, Mary Ellen Snodgrass, Encyclopedia of Kitchen History, page 660:
      The Huron of Canada expanded the use of mocucks from cookery to the warming of squash seed over a fire []

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