caribou

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n caribou Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The state of Alaska has almost twice as many caribou as people
    • n Caribou (Zoöl) The American reindeer, especially the common or woodland species (Rangifer Caribou).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Weighing approximately 13 pounds at birth, a baby caribou will double its weight in just 10 days.
    • n caribou The American woodland reindeer, Rangifer caribou or R. tarandus, inhabiting northerly North America as far as the limit of trees, where it is replaced by the barren-ground reindeer, to which the name is also extended. It is a variety of the reindeer, and has never been domesticated, but is an object of chase for the sake of its flesh. Also spelled carriboo. See cut on preceding page.
    • n caribou No fewer than 10 species of caribou have been described from North America, some being restricted to a comparatively limited area. Such are Rangifer terranovæ of Newfoundland and R. dawsoni from the Queen Charlotte Islands. The most eastern species is R. grœnlandicus from Greenland, the westernmost R. granti from the end of the Alaska peninsula.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Caribou kar-i-bōō′ the American reindeer.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Canadian French
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Can.Fr.

Usage

In literature:

In this case the game is the caribou or reindeer, but no rope fence would serve to impound these.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
Knew a caribou from a jack-rabbit, an' could sit a bucking broncho to beat the band.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
But we'll find caribou farther west.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
Piles of caribou hair showed that the Indians found game in the autumn.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
And what if we should see a caribou?
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
You see, it had on a caribou coat, and it was alone at the time.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
I know there are caribou in British Columbia, far to the north.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
His only hope was to keep to the trail of the caribou.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The men had raised a sail and were scudding northward before the wind towards Caribou.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Now and then they put up a lot of dried fish and kill some caribou.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
The chinks between the logs were filled with caribou moss.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
He raised a small section in the floor, and there were his traps, thickly coated with caribou grease.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
But this lofty mountainside barren had yet another attraction for the caribou.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
To the miners, penetrating the wilds north of the Fraser, the caribou proved a godsend during that lean first winter.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
The annual migration of the caribou in the North is an illustration.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
WHITE MARIBOU: WINGS, white caribou.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
Me pilot Chilkoot, White Horse, Caribou; me savvy all over.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
Caribou, always hard hunting, unless "mired" in deep snow, were few and far between.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
The wilderness was then a rich preserve of game, where the moose, caribou and red deer roamed in savage freedom.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
There were several miners in the room calmer than the rest, of whom Caribou Sol was one.
"The Frontiersman" by H. A. Cody
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In poetry:

And while we watched for him the grass was green
Upon his grave, swept by the summer air;
There grow strange flowers--passes the hunter keen,
The stately caribou and grizly bear.
"Alas, My Brother!" by Nora Pembroke
Not'ing can leev' on de woods, Marie,
W'en Bruno is on de track,
An' young caribou, an' leetle red doe
Wit' baby to come on de spring, dey know
De pity dey get w'en hees bugle blow
An' de black dogs answer back.
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond
So de devil ketch heem of course at las'
Dat's w'at de ole folk say,
An' spik to heem, "Bruno, w'at for you kill
De moose an' caribou of de hill
An' fill de woods wit' deir blood until
You could run a mill night an' day?"
"Bruno The Hunter" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Idaho's fight over endangered caribou , property rights and the role of federal government.
" Caribou Island" follows the author's story collection "Legend of a Suicide," inspired by his father's violent death.
Why the world shakes when she shoots a caribou .
Some commentators see a political commentary in Sarah Palin hunting caribou on 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' calling the caribou , 'Obambi'.
CARIBOU , Rangifer Tarandus, are nomadic members of the deer family well known for legendary migrations of hundreds of miles.
You already know the caribou .
Caribou , Elk, and Boars, Oh My.
Caribou will return to North America next month for the second string of dates in support of the fantastic Swim, released earlier this year on Merge.
As a preview to their first-ever Sasquatch set, Canadian experimentalists Caribou played to a sold-out crowd at Neumos on May 27.
Caribou (producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Snaith) in full band guise layer the KEXP airwaves with deep electronic rhythms, trippy textures and Snaith's soft vocals, all riding on some solidly danceable beats.
Snaith will bring Caribou 's blissed-out grooves and melodic plumes to the Independent on Sunday, May 23, and Monday, May 24.
Phone problems cause suspension of planned Fortymile caribou hunt.
FAIRBANKS—Phone problems forced the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks to put a special Fortymile caribou hunt planned along the Steese Highway next week on hold.
I read with interest, but with more disgust, the article on the upcoming caribou hunt and all the confusion that accompanies this hunt.
Caribou Connector Opens from WAGM-TV on Vimeo.
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