American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See fisher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fisher, or Pennant's marten. See cut under fisher.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See fisher, 2.
- n. large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
- From the Abenaki word apanakes ("pine marten", Martes americana), or a Penobscot cognate of it. (Wiktionary)
- Canadian French pékan, from Eastern Abenaki pékané. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“During these rambles we sometimes saw an animal resembling an otter, in size, shape and color, called a pekan or fisher; but for want of a dog to tree them, did not shoot any.”
“Yes, the solitary, crepuscular mammal known to Native Americans as the pekan, pequam or wejack, which closely resembles a European polecat.”
“Setelah semburan lumpur berhawa panas selama beberapa pekan, sebuah gempa besar melanda wilayah tersebut sehingga banyak rumah warga yang roboh.”
“Temuan ini akan dipresentasikan di World Conference on Marine Biology, di Valencia, Spanyol, awal pekan ini.”
“Always muskeg marks the limit of big game and the beginning of the ground of the little fellows -- waupoos, the rabbit; and musquash, the muskrat; and sakwasew, the mink; and nukik, the otter; and wuchak or pekan, the fisher.”
“Flatboatmen make fast, towards dusk, near the cottonwood or pekan-trees;”
“Then comes the Canada otter; the vison or minx; the clever little tree-loving raccoon; the American badger, differing from his European relative; and the pekan.”
“It is known as the wood-shock or pekan, and is also called the black cat, and fisher.”
“It is the otchoek of the Crees, and the pekan of the Canadians.”
“It is the _otchoek_ of the Crees, and the _pekan_ of the Canadians.”
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