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nocake

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EtymologyEdit

A respelling, probably influenced by cake, of nokehike, which derives from an Algonquian language, probably Narragansett nokehick; compare Abenaki nokhigan (flour). Related to rokeag and yokeag.

NounEdit

nocake (uncountable)

  1. Indian corn parched and pounded into meal (powder), used as food by the Native Americans.

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