Highbush cranberry, a Thompson “Chinuk Wawa” word
Annie Zíxtkʷu York said, in “Thompson Ethnobotany” and the “Thompson River Salish Dictionary”:
kʷúkʷns ‘highbush cranberry’ is a Chinook Jargon loan into this southern interior BC language.
This is new to me. Any ideas of its etymology?
There are a number of other words labeled as Chinuk Wawa loans in the TRS dictionary, as I recall, that are as puzzling as this.