from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See fisher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fisher cat, the fisher (Martes pennanti), or the marten (Martes americana).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See fisher, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fisher, or Pennant's marten. See cut under fisher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal


Canadian French pékan, from Eastern Abenaki pékané.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Abenaki word apanakes ("pine marten", Martes americana), or a Penobscot cognate of it. (Wiktionary)



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