Grant caribou

\ ˈgra|nt-, -aa(ə)|, -ai|, -ȧ| \
variants: or Grant's caribou

Definition of Grant caribou

: a small light-colored caribou (Rangifer arcticus granti) of the Alaska peninsula

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History and Etymology for Grant caribou

after Madison Grant †1937 American lawyer, explorer, writer on zoology

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“Grant caribou.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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