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See fisher.

[Canadian French pékan, from Eastern Abenaki pékané.]


(Animals) another name for fisher2
[C18: from Canadian French pékan, of Algonquian origin; compare Abnaki pékané]


(ˈfɪʃ ər)

1. a fisherman.
2. a dark-furred North American marten, Martes pennanti.
3. the fur of this animal.
[before 900]
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Noun1.pekan - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammalpekan - large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
marten, marten cat - agile slender-bodied arboreal mustelids somewhat larger than weasels
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IN response to Janet Hickman's Bloodstock Briefing (September 8), with regards to the merits and credits of Sri Pekan, I note that the final paragraph ends: "It will be interesting to see how Sri Pekan does with his three-year-olds; his sire Red Ransom produces plenty of precocious horses.
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