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pekan

[ pek-uhn ]
/ ˈpɛk ən /
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noun
the fisher, Martes pennanti.
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Origin of pekan

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

pekan
/ (ˈpɛkən) /

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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