pekan

[pek-uh n]
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noun

the fisher, Martes pennanti.

Origin of pekan

1710–20, Americanism; < Canadian French pécan, pécant, pékan < Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) pékané
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pekan

noun

another name for fisher (def. 2)

Word Origin for pekan

C18: from Canadian French pékan, of Algonquian origin; compare Abnaki pékané
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