wannigan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Abenaki waniigan ‎(pit trap, container for sundries)[1]; compare klahigan ‎(wooden trap). Compare Ojibwe waanikaan ‎(pit, excavated hole).

Noun[edit]

wannigan ‎(plural wannigans)

  1. A box, usually made of wood, used to store food on canoe or sledding trips.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1910, Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, part 2, page 910