Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pekan, fisher, or Pennant's marten, Mustela pennanti or M. canadensis, also called black-cat and black-fox.

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  • noun US, Canada, dialects, obsolete The marten, or its pelt.
  • noun US, Canada, dialects, obsolete The groundhog, or its pelt.

Etymologies

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From the same Cree term ocêk, otchek ("fisher, marten") or Ojibwe term ojiig ("fisher, marten") which was taken into English as "wejack" in reference to the marten and as "woodchuck" in erroneous reference to the groundhog. "Woodchuck" may, indeed, derive from this form ("woodshock").

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