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From Canadian French caribou, from Mi'kmaq qalipu (caribou) (compare qalipi (to shovel snow)), from Proto-Algonquian *maka·lipowa (caribou; it shovels snow).

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  • enPR: kăr'ə-bū'
  • (file)

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caribou (plural caribous or caribou)

  1. Any of several North American subspecies of the reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.

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EtymologyEdit

Canadian French, from Mi'kmaq qalipu (caribou), from Proto-Algonquian.

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caribou m (plural caribous)

  1. caribou

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