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also kin·ni·kin·nic  (kĭn′ĭ-kĭ-nĭk′)
1. A preparation made from the dried leaves and bark of various plants, often including bearberry and sometimes mixed with tobacco, smoked especially by certain Native American peoples.
2. See bearberry.

[Unami kələkkəníikkan, item for mixing in, kinnikinnick.]
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(ˌkɪnɪkɪˈnɪk) ,






1. the dried leaves and bark of certain plants, sometimes with tobacco added, formerly smoked by some North American Indians
2. (Plants) any of the plants used for such a preparation, such as the sumach Rhus glabra
[C18: from Algonquian, literally: that which is mixed; related to Natick kinukkinuk mixture]
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or kin•ni•kin•nic

(ˌkɪn ɪ kəˈnɪk)

1. a mixture of bark, dried leaves, and sometimes tobacco, formerly smoked by Indians and pioneers in the Ohio valley.
2. any of various plants used in this mixture.
[1790–1800; < Delaware (Unami) kələk·əní·k·an]
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