1. A soft leather slipper traditionally worn by certain Native American peoples.
2. Footwear resembling such a slipper.
3. A water moccasin.
[Of Virginia Algonquian origin and ultimately from Proto-Algonquian *maxkeseni; compare Cheyenne mo′keha, Miami mahkisini, Ojibwa makizin, and Penobscot màhksən. Sense 3, short for moccasin snake (although the reason for this name for the snake is not known).]
(click for a larger image)moccasin
late 19th-century to early 20th-century Cheyenne beaded moccasins
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