Sas·quatch (săskwŏch, -kwăch)
[Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) sásq'ets : possibly sasq'-, intensive reduplication of seq', to crack, split (perhaps in reference to the belief that the creature splits and breaks trees) + possibly -ets, on the back.]
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