noun, plural car·i·bous, (especially collectively) car·i·bou.
Origin of caribou
Examples from the Web for caribou
Contemporary Examples of caribou
If you're weird and running for office there, the best place to start seems to be Caribou County.Who Voted For Idaho's Weirdo Candidates For Governor?
May 21, 2014
Caribou antlers protrude from the wood paneling on the walls with hollow gift-wrapped presents dangling from the dried bone.Half of This Bar Is in Slovenia, the Other Half Is in Croatia
January 6, 2014
I sent him some caribou jerky from Alaska to help keep up his strength on the Senate floor.Nostalgia Act: The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013
June 18, 2013
Caribou Island: A Novel The acclaimed author of the short-story collection Legends of a Suicide returns with his debut novel.This Week's Hot Reads
The Daily Beast
January 4, 2011
Historical Examples of caribou
A caribou had passed toward the larger lake that very morning.
Within three hours after we had first seen the caribou we were on our way again.
We crawled to our positions with the greatest care; but the caribou was alert.
They always abound where there are caribou, which form their main living.
We were with the fish again, and caribou and wolf tracks were seen.
noun plural -bou or -bous
Word Origin for caribou
also cariboo, 1660s, from Canadian French caribou, from Micmac (Algonquian) kaleboo or a related Algonquian name, literally "pawer, scratcher," from its kicking snow aside to feed on moss and grass.