pemmican

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From Cree ᐱᒦᐦᑳᐣ (pimîhkân, pemmican), from Cree ᐱᒥᕀ (pimiy, grease, oil, lard), from Proto-Algonquian *pemyi.

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pemmican (usually uncountable, plural pemmicans)

  1. A food made from meat which has been dried and beaten into a paste, mixed with berries and rendered fat, and shaped into little patties.
  2. An emergency ration of meat and fruit.

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