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  • n. Alternative form of kinnikinnick (mixture which is smoked).
  • n. Alternative form of kinnikinnick (any of the plants used in this mixture).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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).


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  • The branches of the kinnikinic brush were red and smooth as lacquer on a saki bowl.

    Main Street

  • The air was suffocating to white lungs, what with human emanations combined with the thick fumes of kinnikinic.

    The Fur Bringers A Story of the Canadian Northwest

  • 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.

    The Big-Horn Sheep

  • Tobacco and kinnikinic (a mixture of tobacco with shredded bark, leaves, etc (32)) were smoked.

    The Siouan Indians

  • Orange lilies are plentiful, and handsome shining mats of the kinnikinic, sprinkled with bright scarlet berries.

    Steep Trails


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