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.