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papoose (n.)

"North American Indian baby or young child," commonly carried by its mother bound up and strapped to a board, 1630s, from Narragansett papoos "child," or a similar New England Algonquian word; said to mean literally "very young."

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Definitions of papoose

papoose (n.)
an American Indian infant;
Synonyms: pappoose
From wordnet.princeton.edu