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caribou

English

Etymology

From Canadian French caribou, from Mi'kmaq qalipu (snow-shoveller), from qalipi, 'to shovel snow', from Proto-Algonquian.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kăr'ə-bū'

Noun

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Singular
caribou

Plural
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  1. Any of several North American subspecies of the reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.

Derived terms

  • barren-ground caribou
  • Dawson caribou
  • forest caribou
  • Grant's caribou
  • Peary caribou
  • Queen Charlotte Islands caribou
  • woodland caribou

Translations

  • Finnish: karibu
  • Polish: karibu
  • Russian: северный олень (sévernyj olén’) m.

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Last modified on 3 September 2008, at 04:34