noun, plural car·i·bous, (especially collectively) car·i·bou.
- cariboo mountains,
- caribou inuit,
- caricature plant,
Origin of caribou
Examples from the Web for 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?|Ben Jacobs|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jeff Campagna|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nick Gillespie|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Caribou Island: A Novel The acclaimed author of the short-story collection Legends of a Suicide returns with his debut novel.
With the disappearance of the caribou the partners began setting rabbit snares to save their meat and flour.The Whelps of the Wolf|George Marsh
He spread the caribou skin and one of the blankets on the floor and rolled John Darling on to them.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The caribou are moving east, and I'm going ahead to pick out a location.Smoke Bellew|Jack London
The earth floor of the tepee was covered with deer and caribou skins, and opposite him there was another bunk.The Grizzly King|James Oliver Curwood
In the afternoon they returned to what was left of the caribou doe on the lake.Kazan|James Oliver Curwood
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.