Pronunciation: (kin"i-ku-nik'), [key]
1. a mixture of bark, dried leaves, and sometimes tobacco, formerly smoked by the Indians and pioneers in the Ohio valley.
2. any of various plants used in this mixture, esp. the common bearberry, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, of the heath family. Also,kin"ni•kin•nic',kin"ni•ki•nick',kin"ni•ki•nic',kin"ni•kin•nik',killickinnic.
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