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  • Right. It seems to have come into English as "mowich." Google that and you will find several west coast place names--notably Mowich Lake in Mt. Rainier national park.

    May 6, 2015

  • the dictionary of Chinook Jargon (1800s) has it listed as mowitsh or mahwitsh http://books.google.ca/books?id=ByNKAAAAcAAJ - page 18

    May 6, 2015

  • Thanks, Wordnik, for providing examples if no definition. Mowich is from the Chinook Jargon and means deer, or venison.

    May 6, 2015

  • A deer; venison Chinook Jargon

    June 15, 2007