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Can you name the modern English words based on their Algonquin root descriptions?

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DefinitionEnglish Word
From the Powhatan word 'tamahaac,' meaning 'what is used in cutting'
From the Natick word 'moosu,' meaning 'he strips off [bark]'
From the Abenaki word 'seganku,' meaning 'urinating fox'
From the Algonquin root 'torope,' meaning 'turtle'
From the Ojibwe word 'bagaan,' meaning 'hard-shelled nut'
From the Delaware word 'wiquoam,' meaning 'dwelling' or 'house'
From the Mohegan word 'pautaunke,' meaning 'a boggy place'
From the Micmac word 'sakumow,' meaning 'chief' or 'ruler'
From the Proto-Algonquian 'ask' ('raw') and '-imo' ('eat')
From the Natick word 'musquash,' meaning 'red rat'
From the Narragansett word 'askutasquash,' meaning 'the things that may be eaten raw'
From the Maleseet word 'thapaken,' meaning 'long, flat-bottomed sled'
From the Virginia Algonquin word 'caucauasu,' meaning 'one who talks with or advises'
From the Cree word 'pasiminan,' meaning 'dried fruit'
From the Algonquin root 'makasin,' meaning 'shoe'
From the Ojibwe suffix '-doodem,' meaning 'family mark or marker'
From the Proto-Algonquin 'opassum,' meaning 'white dog'
From the Narragansett word 'papoos,' meaning 'very young'
From the Powhatan word 'uskatahomen,' meaning 'parched corn'
From the Pequot word 'p'quaghhaug,' meaning 'hard clam'

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