Definition of "pemmican" [pem•mi•can]

  • (noun) A food prepared by Native Americans from lean dried strips of meat pounded into paste, mixed with fat and berries, and pressed into small cakes.
  • (noun) A food made chiefly from beef, dried fruit, and suet, used as emergency rations.

Use "pemmican" in a sentence

  • "In Canada, we had pemmican, which is dried meat and fat mixed together, and buckwheat groats, which is sort of like a barley porridge."
  • "It is called pemmican, and sells here for twenty-five cents a pound."
  • "They also brought back pemmican, which is made by chopping buffalo meat very fine, and mixing it with the tallow from the animal."

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