loup-cervier

noun
loup-cer·​vier | \ ˈlüsə(ˌ)fē, ˌlüserˈvyā \
plural loup-cerviers or loup-cervier

Definition of loup-cervier

: canada lynx

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History and Etymology for loup-cervier

Canadian French, from French, lynx, from Latin lupus cervarius, literally, deer wolf, from lupus wolf + cervarius of deer, from cervus deer, stag + -arius -ary

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“Loup-cervier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loup-cervier. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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