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pekan

[pek-uh n] /ˈpɛk ən/
noun
1.
the fisher, Martes pennanti.
Origin
Eastern Abenaki
1710-1720
1710-20, Americanism; < Canadian French pécan, pécant, pékan < Eastern Abenaki (French spelling) pékané
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pekan

/ˈpɛkən/
noun
1.
another name for fisher (sense 2)
Word Origin
C18: from Canadian French pékan, of Algonquian origin; compare Abnaki pékané
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