caribou

Part of speech: noun

The North American reindeer.

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Usage examples "caribou":

  1. The previous winter had been one of unprecedented severity and had wiped out bears, and herds of caribou and musk oxen. - "The Eternal Maiden", T. Everett Harré.
  2. In the same story the lynx is represented as making curious antics in the air to excite the curiosity of a band of caribou, and thus lure one of them to its death at the teeth and claws of the waiting hidden pack. - "Ways of Nature", John Burroughs.
  3. Wolves, lurking or bold as their prey was strong or weak, clung to the caribou bands in hope of a victim. - "The Silent Places", Steward Edward White.