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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.]
(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)
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).
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|Noun||1.||Wolverine - a native or resident of Michigan |
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
|2.||wolverine - musteline mammal of northern Eurasia|
|3.||wolverine - stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal|