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wa·tap(wă-täp′, wä-) also wa·ta·pe (-tä′pē)
A stringy thread made from the roots of various conifers and used by certain Native American peoples in sewing and weaving.
(Textiles) a stringy thread made by North American Indians from the roots of various conifers and used for weaving and sewing
[C18: from Canadian French, from Cree watapiy]