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wol·ver·ine

 (wo͝ol′və-rēn′, wo͞ol′və-rēn′)
n.
A solitary mustelid mammal (Gulo gulo) of northern regions, having a heavyset body, short legs, dark fur, and a bushy tail, and known for its aggressive predatory behavior. Also called carcajou, glutton, skunk bear.

[Probably from wolf.]

wolverine

(ˈwʊlvəˌriːn)
n
(Animals) a large musteline mammal, Gulo gulo, of northern forests of Eurasia and North America having dark very thick water-resistant fur. Also called: glutton
[C16 wolvering, from wolf + -ing3 (later altered to -ine)]

wol•ver•ine

(ˌwʊl vəˈrin, ˈwʊl vəˌrin)

n.
1. a strong, stocky Northern Hemisphere carnivore, Gulo luscus, of the weasel family.
2. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Michigan (used as a nickname).
[1565–75; alter. of earlier wolvering (with -ine3 for -ing3), obscure derivative of wolf]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wolverine - a native or resident of MichiganWolverine - a native or resident of Michigan  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
2.wolverine - musteline mammal of northern Eurasiawolverine - musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
3.wolverine - stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammalwolverine - stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Gulo, Gulo - a genus of Mustelidae
Translations
rosomák
jærv
ahma
rosomak
järv

wolverine

[ˈwʊlvəriːn] Ncarcayú m, glotón m

wolverine

nVielfraß m

wolverine

[ˈwʊlvəˌriːn] nghiottone m
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