|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||(in some societies, esp among North American Indians) an object, species of animal or plant, or natural phenomenon symbolizing a clan, family, etc, often having ritual associations|
|2.||a representation of such an object|
|[C18: from Ojibwa nintōtēm mark of my family]|
An animal, plant, or other object in nature that has a special relationship to a person, family, or clan and serves as a sign for that person or group.