The Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary

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Entry Definition
(see also entries beginning with ahc-, uc-, ut)
(bird, various species) sandpiper
George
s/he charges it (battery)
tree-stump; butt end of log (when separated from log)
moss or lichen (species uncertain)
chalk
chocolate
s/he has a cold or catarrh
nasal mucus (liquid or dried)
s/he has nasal mucus on face, hands, clothes, etc.
(cloth, handkerchief, garment) it is covered with nasal mucus
h/ clothes have nasal mucus on them; (garment) s/he is covered with nasal mucus
mucus is coming out of h/ nose
porpoise tail fin or dorsal fin
juggler
jug of muscatel wine (Sipayik)
handle on side of basket
h/ ear
opening of h/ outer ear, h/ ear canal
earmuff, earflap, earphone (anything for or related to ear)
s/he has earache, has ear infection
grasshopper
charm basket (tiny basket made of ash and sweetgrass, usually less than one-half inch in diameter)
John