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barren ground caribou

or Barren Ground caribou

noun
1.
a migrating caribou of the North American tundra and taiga, having many-branched slender antlers.
Origin of barren ground caribou
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • Among hunters and sportsmen, two divisions have long been known, namely, the woodland caribou and the barren ground caribou.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • The hunting of such an extraordinarily unwary animal as the barren ground caribou calls for extremely little skill.

  • The corresponding parasite of the barren ground caribou is a similar or perhaps identical species, with a parallel life history.

  • The barren ground caribou is a distinctly gregarious species.

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