- n. Alternative form of kinnikinnick (mixture which is smoked).
- n. Alternative form of kinnikinnick (any of the plants used in this mixture).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prepared leaves or bark of certain plants; -- used by the Indians of the Northwest for smoking, either mixed with tobacco or as a substitute for it. Also, a plant so used, as the osier cornel (Cornus stolonijra), and the bearberry (Arctostaphylus Uva-ursi).
“The branches of the kinnikinic brush were red and smooth as lacquer on a saki bowl.”
“The air was suffocating to white lungs, what with human emanations combined with the thick fumes of kinnikinic.”
“Our tent was pitched in a little glade, which was but a few yards across, and carpeted thickly with the red kinnikinic berries, in their season beloved of bears, and from the leaves of which bush the Indians make a substitute for tobacco.”
“Tobacco and kinnikinic (a mixture of tobacco with shredded bark, leaves, etc (32)) were smoked.”
“Orange lilies are plentiful, and handsome shining mats of the kinnikinic, sprinkled with bright scarlet berries.”
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