from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A preparation made from dried leaves, bark, and sometimes tobacco and smoked especially by certain Native American peoples.
- n. See bearberry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mixture of bark, dried leaves, and often berries and/or tobacco, which is smoked.
- n. Any of the plants whose berries, leaves or bark used in this mixture.
Unami kələkkəníikkan, item for mixing in, kinnikinnick.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Originally spelled with an "l" in the first part (i.e. killikinick). From an Unami word meaning "mixture, admixture", cognate to Lenape këlëkënikàn ("smoking mixture, killikinick"). (Wiktionary)