muktuk

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Inuktitut (Western Canadian Inuktitut) ᒪᖅᑕᖅ (maqtaq) and Inupiak maktak (whaleskin with attached blubber).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

muktuk (uncountable)

  1. The skin and blubber of a whale, traditionally used as food by the Inuit.
    • 2003, Stan Jones, White Sky, Black Ice:
      "Nathan, my baby!" Martha said. "Come get your muktuk! This my Cousin Clara, Clara Stone."
    • 2006, Nancy Gates, The Alaska Almanac: Facts about Alaska, page 130:
      The two species of whale from which muktuk is most often sliced are the bowhead and the beluga, or white whale.
Last modified on 28 February 2014, at 02:19