pekan

pekan

[pek-uhn]
noun
the fisher, Martes pennanti.

Origin:
1710–20, Americanism; < Canadian French pécan, pécant, pékan < Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) pékané

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pekan (ˈpɛkən)
 
n
another name for fisher
 
[C18: from Canadian French pékan, of Algonquian origin; compare Abnaki pékané]

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