wolverine

noun wol·ver·ine \ ˌwu̇l-və-ˈrēn \

Definition of wolverine

plural wolverines
1 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
2 capitalized :a native or resident of Michigan used as a nickname

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Origin and Etymology of wolverine

probably irregular from wolv- (as in wolves)


WOLVERINE Defined for English Language Learners

wolverine

noun

Definition of wolverine for English Language Learners

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


WOLVERINE Defined for Kids

wolverine

noun wol·ver·ine \ ˌwu̇l-və-ˈrēn \

Definition of wolverine for Students

: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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