Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) See fisher, 2.

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

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

  • noun large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal

Etymologies

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

[Canadian French pékan, from Eastern Abenaki pékané.]

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From the Abenaki word apanakes ("pine marten", Martes americana), or a Penobscot cognate of it.

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