babiche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested around 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. (Canada, US) 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.

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Noun[edit]

babiche f (plural babiches)

  1. babiche

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