woodshock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Cree term ocêk, otchek (fisher, marten) or Ojibwe term ojiig (fisher, marten) which was taken into English as "wejack" in reference to the marten and as "woodchuck" in erroneous reference to the groundhog. "Woodchuck" may, indeed, derive from this form ("woodshock").

Noun[edit]

woodshock (plural woodshocks)

  1. (US, Canada, dialects, obsolete) The marten, or its pelt.
  2. (US, Canada, dialects, obsolete) The groundhog, or its pelt.