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Meaning of CARIBOU

Pronunciation:  'karu`boo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called reindeer in Eurasia and caribou in North America
 

CARIBOU is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Greenland caribou, Rangifer tarandus, reindeer
 
 See Also: barren ground caribou, cervid, deer, genus Rangifer, Rangifer, Rangifer arcticus, Rangifer caribou, woodland caribou

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car"i*bou\ (k[a^]r"[i^]*b[=oo]), n. [Canadian French.]
(Zo["o]l.)
The American reindeer, especially the common or woodland
species ({Rangifer Caribou}).

{Barren Ground caribou}. See under {Barren}.

{Woodland caribou}, the common reindeer ({Rangifer Caribou})
   of the northern forests of America.

 

 

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