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1beaver

noun bea·ver \ˈbē-vər\
plural beavers

Definition of BEAVER

1
or plural beaver
a :  either of two large semiaquatic herbivorous rodents comprising a family (Castoridae including Castor canadensis of North America and C. fiber of Eurasia), having webbed hind feet and a broad flat scaly tail, and constructing dams and partially submerged lodges
b :  the fur or pelt of the beaver
2
a :  a hat made of beaver fur or a fabric imitation
b :  silk hat
3
:  a heavy fabric of felted wool or of cotton napped on both sides
4
usually vulgar :  the pudenda of a woman

Origin of BEAVER

Middle English bever, from Old English beofor; akin to Old High German bibar beaver, and probably to Old English brūn brown — more at brown
First Known Use: before 12th century

2beaver

noun

Definition of BEAVER

1
:  a piece of armor protecting the lower part of the face
2
:  a helmet visor

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Origin of BEAVER

Middle English baviere, from Middle French
First Known Use: 15th century

3beaver

verb

Definition of BEAVER

intransitive verb
:  to work energetically <beavering away at the problem>

First Known Use of BEAVER

1946

Beaver

geographical name Bea·ver \ˈbē-vər\

Definition of BEAVER

1
river 280 miles (451 kilometers) NW Oklahoma forming upper course of the North Canadian
2
river 305 miles (491 kilometers) Canada in Alberta & Saskatchewan flowing E into the Churchill

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