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ˈkær əˌbucari·bou

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caribou, reindeer, Greenland caribou, Rangifer tarandusnoun

    Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America

Wiktionary

  1. caribounoun

    Any of several North American subspecies of the reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.

    Etymology: From Canadian caribou, from qalipu, from qalipi, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caribounoun

    the American reindeer, especially the common or woodland species (Rangifer Caribou)

    Etymology: [Canadian French.]

Freebase

  1. Caribou

    Caribou is the eighth album by the English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1974. It was John's fourth chart-topping album in the United States and his third in the United Kingdom. The album contains the singles, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", which reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart and number 2 in the US, and "The Bitch Is Back", which reached number 15 in the UK and number 4 in the US. Both these singles reached number 1 in Canada on the RPM 100 national Top Singles Chart. The album was named for the Caribou Ranch recording studio, where part of the album was recorded. Elton and associates previously recorded three albums at Château d'Hérouville in France. In the US the album was certified gold in July 1974 and was certified platinum and 2x platinum in March 1993 by the RIAA. In the liner notes to the 1995 CD re-release, John described the album as being quickly recorded in January 1974, with only about 9 days to get everything recorded, as he and the band "were under enormous pressure" to finish the album and then immediately embark on a Japanese tour. Producer Gus Dudgeon would later add additional backing vocals, horns and other overdubs after John and the band had finished their work.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caribou

    kar-i-bōō′, n. the American reindeer. [Can.Fr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. caribou

    A type of deer.

    Caribou are a type of deer.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caribou in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caribou in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Greg Hare:

    It was found near the top of a snow-capped mountain in South West Yukon, it was an incredible discovery, we really did n’t intend to be on that [ ice ] patch on that day. VIKING SWORD DISCOVERY : HUNTER FINDS 1,100-YEAR-OLD WEAPON ON NORWEGIAN MOUNTAIN The archaeologists were travelling in two helicopters with a documentary film crew when they noticed caribou on the ice patch they were planning to land on. Instead, the helicopter landed on a small nearby patch of snow where Senior Project Archaeologist Christian Thomas quickly spotted the arrow.

  2. Cindy Shogan:

    Exactly when and where they go is impossible to predict. Most herds, however, are drawn to a specific calving area. The 169,000 member Porcupine caribou herd has such a connection with Arctic Refuge.

  3. Joseph Antoine:

    This decline of the caribou is not going to stop, certain areas had a huge amount of caribou at one time.

  4. President Obama:

    Alaska’s National Wildlife refuge is an incredible place -- pristine, undisturbed, it supports caribou and polar bears, all manner of marine life, countless species of birds and fish, and for centuries it supported many Alaska native communities. But it’s very fragile.

  5. President Obama:

    It supports caribou and polar bears, all manner of marine life, countless species of birds and fish, and for centuries it supported many Alaska native communities. But it’s very fragile.

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