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bison
n
bison
mashkode-bizhiki na a bison; a buffalo

[
American bison
Bison bison
]

bizhiki na
  1. a cow, [pl] cattle
  2. a bison, a buffalo

bison hide
n
bison hide
mashkode-bizhikiwayaan na a buffalo hide

bison meat
n
bison meat
mashkode-bizhiki-wiiyaas ni buffalo meat

bit
[horse gear]
n
bit
zagidoonebijigan ni a bridle, a bit

bite
vt
bite
dakwam vta bite h/; hold it (animate) in the mouth

Paired with: dakwandan vti

dakwandan vti bite it; hold it in the mouth

Paired with: dakwam vta

dakwange vai s/he bites people

dakwanjige vai s/he bites things, has a mouthful

bite a piece off
bakwem vta bite a piece off h/

Paired with: bakwendan vti

bakwendan vti bite a piece off it

Paired with: bakwem vta

bakwenjige vai s/he bites a piece off something

bite accidentally
bitam vta bite, eat h/ accidentally

Paired with: bitandan vti

bitandan vti bite, eat it accidentally

Paired with: bitam vta

bite and burst
baashkam vta bite and burst h/

Paired with: baashkandan vti

baashkandan vti bite and burst it

Paired with: baashkam vta

bite down on
maagwandan vti bite down on it

Paired with: maagwam vta

maagwam vta bite down on h/

Paired with: maagwandan vti

maagwanjige vai s/he bites down on something

bite in two
bookwandan vti bite it in two

Paired with: bookwam vta

bookwam vta bite h/ in two

Paired with: bookwandan vti

bite through
giishkam vta bite through h/ cleanly

Paired with: giishkandan vti

giishkandan vti bite through it cleanly

Paired with: giishkam vta

bite through something string-like
bakam vta bite h/ through (e.g., something string-like)

Paired with: bakandan vti

bakandan vti bite it (something string-like) through

Paired with: bakam vta

bite
n
take a bite
nawadam vta take a bite of h/; take hold of h/ in mouth

Paired with: nawadandan vti

nawadandan vti take a bite of it; take hold of it in h/ mouth

Paired with: nawadam vta

bitter
adj
bitter
wiisagan vii it is bitter

Paired with: wiisagizi vai

wiisagizi vai s/he is bitter (to the taste)

Paired with: wiisagan vii

wiisagi- pv lex bitter

bitter liquid
wiisagaagamin vii it (a liquid) is bitter

smell bitter
wiisagimaagozi vai s/he smells bitter, smells spicy

Paired with: wiisagimaagwad vii

wiisagimaagwad vii it smells bitter, smells spicy

Paired with: wiisagimaagozi vai

fire
wiisagipidan vti find it tastes bitter, tastes spicy

See also: wiisagip vta

wiisagipogozi vai s/he tastes bitter, tastes spicy

Paired with: wiisagipogwad vii

wiisagipogwad vii it tastes bitter, tastes spicy

Paired with: wiisagipogozi vai

bittern
n
American bittern
mooshka'osi na a bittern; a shypoke

[
American bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus
]

black
adj
black
makade- pv lex black

makadewaa vii it is black, is dark (in color)

Paired with: makadewizi vai

makadewizi vai s/he is black, is dark

Paired with: makadewaa vii

makadewaawangad vii it (something granular) is black, is dark

black (liquid)
makadewaagamin vii it (a liquid) is black, is dark

black (mineral)
makadewaabikad vii it is black (as something mineral)

Paired with: makadewaabikizi vai

black (sheet-like)
makadewegad vii it is black (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: makadewegizi vai

makadewegizi vai s/he is black (as something sheet-like)

Paired with: makadewegad vii

black (stick-like)
makadewaakozi vai s/he is black (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: makadewaakwad vii

makadewaakwad vii it is black (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: makadewaakozi vai

black (string-like)
makadewaabiigad vii it is black (as something string-like)

Paired with: makadewaabiigizi vai

makadewaabiigizi vai s/he is black (as something string-like)

Paired with: makadewaabiigad vii

black bark
makadewanagekozi vai s/he (a tree) has dark or black bark

black face
makadewiingwe vai s/he has a dark face, a black face

black feather
makade-miigwan na a black feather

See also: makadewigwan na

makadewigwan na a black feather

See also: makade-miigwan na

makadewigwane vai s/he (a bird) has black feathers

black mud
makadewijiishkiwagad vii it is black mud

black smoke
makadewaabate vii it emits black smoke

black wings
makadewiningwii vai s/he has black wings

color black
makadewaande vii it is colored black

Paired with: makadewaanzo vai

makadewaanzo vai s/he is colored black

Paired with: makadewaande vii

makadewaanzan vti dye, color it black

look black
makadewinaagozi vai s/he or it (animate) looks black, appears black

Paired with: makadewinaagwad vii

makadewinaagwad vii it looks black, appears black

Paired with: makadewinaagozi vai

make black
makadewi' vta make h/ black

Paired with: makadewitoon vti2

makadewitoon vti2 make it black

Paired with: makadewi' vta

wear black
makadewi'o vai s/he wears black

black
n
Black person
makadewiiyaas na a Black person; a person of African descent

Black woman
makadewiiyaasikwe na a Black woman; a woman of African descent