noun wol·ver·ine \ˌwl-və-ˈrēn\

: a strong animal with brown fur that lives in North America

plural wolverines

Full Definition of WOLVERINE

plural also wolverine
a :  a carnivorous usually solitary mammal (Gulo gulo) of the weasel family of northern forests and associated tundra that is dark brown with a light brown band on each side of the body and is noted for its strength
b :  the fur of the wolverine
capitalized :  a native or resident of Michigan —used as a nickname

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probably irregular from wolv- (as in wolves)
First Known Use: 1574
WOLVERINE Defined for Kids


noun wol·ver·ine \ˌwl-və-ˈrēn\

Definition of WOLVERINE for Kids

:  a mostly dark brown wild animal with shaggy fur that resembles a small bear but is related to the weasel, eats meat, and is found chiefly in the northern forests of North America


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