- the fisher, Martes pennanti.
Origin of pekan
1710–20, Americanism; < Canadian French pécan, pécant, pékan < Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) pékané
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Examples from the Web for pekan
It is known as the wood-shock or pekan, and is also called the black cat, and fisher.The Western World
He had instantly thought that she meant that Pekan was right there somewhere.
It was because Pekan is almost the only one Prickly Porky has reason to fear.
If Pekan is hungry he doesn't hesitate to dine on Porcupine.
A third had caught a pekan; but the prisoner had been worried and torn to atoms.The Story of the Trapper
A. C. Laut
- another name for fisher (def. 2)
C18: from Canadian French pékan, of Algonquian origin; compare Abnaki pékané