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Big Fork
place
Big Fork
Chi-badaka'iganing name place Big Fork, Minnesota

bill
n
bill of a bird
okoonzh nid its (a bird's) bill, beak

big bill
mangikoozhe vai s/he has a big bill

black bill
makadewikoozhe vai s/he has a black beak

curved bill
waagikoozhe vai s/he has a curved bill

flat bill
nabagikoozhe vai s/he has a flat bill

long bill
ginokoozhe vai s/he has a long bill

pointed bill
jiibokoozhe vai [BL] s/he has a pointed bill

shiny bill
waasikokoozhe vai s/he has a shiny bill

short bill
dakokoozhe vai s/he has a short bill

wide bill
mangadekoozhe vai s/he has a wide bill

yellow bill
ozaawikoozhe vai s/he has a brown or yellow bill

See also: bagaki-ozaawikoozhe vai

bind
vt
bind
dakobidoon vti2 tie, bind it

Paired with: dakobizh vta

dakobizh vta tie h/ up, bind h/

Paired with: dakobidoon vti2

dakobide vii it is tied up, is bound

Paired with: dakobizo vai

dakobizo vai
  1. s/he is tied up, is bound
  2. s/he is in a cradle board

Paired with: dakobide vii

dakobijige vai s/he ties, binds things

dakobidaw vta tie, bind (it) for h/

dakobidamaw vta tie, bind (it) for h/

dakobijigaade vii it is tied, bound (by someone)

Paired with: dakobijigaazo vai

dakobijigaazo vai
  1. s/he is tied, bound (by someone)
  2. s/he is wrapped for burial

Paired with: dakobijigaade vii

binding stick
n
binding stick
mikond na a binding stick on a basket

binoculars
n
binoculars
zhiibaayaabanjigan ni a telescope, a gun scope, (pl.) binoculars

birch
n
birch
wiigwaas na a birch

[
white birch
Betula papyrifera
]

wiigwaasaatig na a birch tree

[
paper birch
Betula papyrifera
]

See also: wiigwaas na ; wiigwaasi-mitig na

wiigwaasi-mitig na a birch

[
white birch
Betula papyrifera
]

many birches
wiigwaasikaa vii there are (many) birches

yellow birch
wiinizik na a yellow birch

[
yellow birch
Betula alleghaniensis
]

birch bark
n
birch bark
wiigwaas ni birch bark; piece of birch bark

gather birch bark
maniwiigwaase vai s/he gathers birch bark

remove birch bark
wiigwaasike vai s/he removes birch bark from the tree

birch bark basket
n
birch bark basket
makak ni a semi-rigid or rigid container: a basket (especially one of birch bark), a box

wiigwaasinaagan ni a birch bark dish

biskitenaagan ni a sap bucket of folded birch bark; [BL] a birch bark basket

ziinzibaakwado-makak ni a birch bark basket for maple sugar

make a birch bark basket
makakoke vai s/he makes a basket (especially one of brich bark), makes a box

birch bark box
n
birch bark box
makak ni a semi-rigid or rigid container: a basket (especially one of birch bark), a box

wiigwaasi-makak ni a birch bark basket or box

birch bark canoe
n
birch bark canoe
wiigwaasi-jiimaan ni a birch bark canoe