muktuk

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EtymologyEdit

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

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muktuk (usually uncountable, plural muktuks)

  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.