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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A box-like container made from birch-bark, especially one in which sugar is stored.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box of birch bark for sugar, rice, etc., used by the Indians of Ontario, Minnesota, Michigan, etc.

Etymologies

From an Algonquian language, probably Ojibwe makak ("semi-rigid container, birch bark basket, box"). (Wiktionary)

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