• WordNet 3.6
    • n pemmican lean dried meat pounded fine and mixed with melted fat; used especially by North American Indians
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pemmican A treatise of much thought in little compass.
    • Pemmican Among the North American Indians, meat cut in thin slices, divested of fat, and dried in the sun. "Then on pemican they feasted."
    • Pemmican Meat, without the fat, cut in thin slices, dried in the sun, pounded, then mixed with melted fat and sometimes dried fruit, and compressed into cakes or in bags. It contains much nutriment in small compass, and is of great use in long voyages of exploration.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pemmican Originally, a preparation made by the North American Indians, consisting of the lean parts of venison, dried by the sun or wind, and then pounded into a paste, with melted fat, and tightly pressed into cakes, a few service-berries being sometimes added to improve the flavor. It is now made of beef, especially for use in arctic expeditions, being an easily preserved food, which keeps for along time and contains the largest amount of nutriment in the smallest space. Pemmican is similar in character to the tassago of South America and the biltong of southern Africa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pemmican pem′i-kan a North American Indian preparation, consisting of lean venison, dried, pounded, and pressed into cakes, now made of beef and used in Arctic expeditions, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also pemican,


In literature:

On the pemmican which they made from these buffaloes they depended for their winter's food.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
They picked up all the pemmican and biscuit that was still eatable.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
Norman, who was the maker of the pemmican, had produced a superior article upon this occasion.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Very rarely, a little deer-pemmican would be made out of some of the venison; but this was an exceptional case.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Dan, hev ye not a pit pemmican handy?
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
A hurried meal was taken, and each warrior furnishing himself with a supply of pemmican for several days, we immediately set off.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
In real life wouldn't he sign it 'Pemmican'?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914" by Various
Norman, who was the maker of the pemmican, had produced a superior article upon this occasion.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Why should any one haul canned pemmican hundreds of miles into the greatest game country in the world?
"The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley)" by Hudson Stuck
They used the tops in their pemmican.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough

In news:

Members of the US Armed Forces and their families win Marfood USA's Pemmican Brand Beef Jerky $1,000 Giveaway.
Pemmican Beef Jerky customers can still enter to win the $5,000 grand prize.
Pemmican Beef Jerky partners with Operation Gratitude to repeat its successful promotion, resulting in a donation of more than $20,000 in beef jerky to deployed US Troops.
Pemmican Beef Jerky Supports US Troops.
To reach more of its consumers, Marfood USA's Pemmican Beef Jerky has updated its Website, while also finding more ways to communicate with shoppers through Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and a new blog site.
New promotion around the release of the Cowboys & Aliens movie offers Pemmican beef jerky fans a chance to win a pound of gold and other prizes.
Pemmican Beef Jerky Shoppers Strike it Rich.
Pemmican Donates More Than $50,000 in Beef Jerky .
Pemmican Donates More Than $50,000 in Beef Jerky.
One hundred years ago today, Roald Amundsen reached the south pole riding on a dogsled, eating pemmican, and wearing sealskins.
Taylor, Mich.-based Marfood USA Inc plans to launch its new Pemmican Web site on April 1 by giving away a free bag of Pemmican Beef Jerky every minute of the day.
Consumers must visit on April 1 between 12:01am and 11:59pm to register for a chance to win.