Part of speech: noun

Lean, dried venison pounded into a paste with fat and berries.

Part of speech: noun

A similar food now made from beef and dried fruits; used on arctic expeditions, etc.

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Usage examples "pemmican":

  1. Have had our evening meal of travel- rations; pemmican, biscuits, and tea and condensed milk, which was eaten with a relish. - "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole", Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington.
  2. This, with some pemmican and flat cakes, made us a capital dinner. - "By Canoe and Dog-Train", Egerton Ryerson Young.
  3. I slept three hours among them, and afterwards went back to the tavern, and had some biscuits of which I opened a new tin, with some ham, jam and apples, of which I made a good meal, for my pemmican was gone. - "The Purple Cloud", M.P. Shiel.