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n. pl. caribou or car·i·bous
A large deer (Rangifer tarandus) of the Arctic tundra and northern boreal forests, having large hooves and long branched antlers in both sexes. Subspecies native to Eurasia are usually called reindeer.
[From Mi'kmaq qalipu (partly via Canadian French caribou), from Proto-Algonquian *mekālixpowa : *mekāl-, to scrape + *-ixpo-, snow (because caribou use their hooves to dig through snow to reach the lichens on which they feed in winter).]
n, pl -bou or -bous
(Animals) a large deer, Rangifer tarandus, of Arctic regions of North America, having large branched antlers in the male and female: also occurs in Europe and Asia, where it is called a reindeer. Also called (Canadian): tuktu
[C18: from Canadian French, of Algonquian origin; compare Micmac khalibu literally: scratcher]
(Brewing) Canadian a mixed drink containing wine and grain alcohol
art at carnage(ˈkær əˌbu)
n., pl. -bous, (esp. collectively) -bou.
the reindeer of North America.
[1665–75, Amer.; < Canadian French caribou < Micmac γalipu]
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|Noun||1.||caribou - Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America|
Rangifer caribou, woodland caribou - any of several large caribou living in coniferous forests of southern Canada; in some classifications included in the species Rangifer tarandus
caribou[ˈkærɪbuː] N (caribous or caribou (pl)) → caribú m
n → Karibu m