caribou

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Etymology[edit]

From Canadian French caribou, from Mi'kmaq qalipu ‎(caribou) (compare qalipi ‎(to shovel snow)), from Proto-Algonquian *maka·lipowa ‎(caribou; it shovels snow).

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  • enPR: kăr'ə-bū'

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caribou ‎(plural caribous or caribou)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Canadian French, from Mi'kmaq qalipu ‎(caribou), from Proto-Algonquian.

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caribou m ‎(plural caribous)

  1. caribou

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