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Etymology 1

Beavers

From Old English beofor, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Dutch bever, German Biber.

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beaver

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  1. An aquatic mammal of the genus Castor, having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The pubic hair and/or vulva of a woman.
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Etymology 2

From Old French baviere (child's bib), from baver (slaver).

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beaver

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The lower face-guard of a helmet.
    • 1819: Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, “To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Etymology 3

Anglo-Norman, from Old French beivre, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bibere (to drink).

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beaver

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  1. A bever.

References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]
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