What does the word caribou mean?

Usage examples for 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 by T. Everett Harr√©
  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 by 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 by Steward Edward White