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akela

[uh-kee-luh] /əˈki lə/
noun
1.
(in the Cub Scouts) a pack leader.
Origin
after Akela, leader of the wolf pack in The Jungle Books by Kipling
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Akela

/ɑːˈkeɪlə/
noun
1.
(Brit) the adult leader of a pack of Cub Scouts US equivalent Den Mother
Word Origin
C20: after a character in Kipling's The Jungle Book (1894–95), who is the leader of a wolfpack
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