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caribou

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noun car·i·bou \ˈker-ə-ˌbü, ˈka-rə-\

Simple Definition of caribou

  • : a large type of deer that lives in northern parts of the world

Full Definition of caribou

plural car·i·bou or car·i·bous

  1. :  a large gregarious deer (Rangifer tarandus) of Holarctic taiga and tundra that usually has palmate antlers in both sexes —used especially for one of the New World —called also reindeer


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