Etymology
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pemmican (n.)

kind of nutritious and durable foodstuff made by Native Americans, 1791, from Cree (Algonquian) /pimihka:n/ from /pimihke:w/ "he makes grease," from pimiy "grease, fat." Lean meat, dried, pounded and mixed with congealed fat and ground berries and formed into cakes eaten on long journeys. Also used figuratively for "extremely condensed thought or matter."

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Definitions of pemmican

pemmican (n.)
lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians;
Synonyms: pemican
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