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noun (Canadian)
(pl) -gos. (among Algonquian Indians) an evil spirit or cannibal
(pl) -go, -gos another name for splake
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from Algonquian: evil spirit or cannibal
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  • And Babe whimpered a little in his cradle and brought us all suddenly back from the wendigo Age to the time of the kerosene lamp.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • "It's a moss-eater, is the wendigo," he added, looking up excitedly into the faces of his companions.

    The Wendigo Algernon Blackwood
  • The story of the wendigo made the camping-place to be surrounded with a sombre interest to the traders.

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