Definition of wolverine in English:

wolverine

Line breaks: wol¦ver|ine
Pronunciation: /ˈwʊlvəriːn
 
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noun

  • A heavily built short-legged carnivorous mammal with a long brown coat and a bushy tail, native to northern tundra and forests in Eurasia and North America.
    • Gulo gulo, family Mustelidae
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    • Predators of erethizontids include mustelids such as martens, minks, wolverines, ermine, weasels, and fishers.
    • The researchers discovered shards of bone from mammoths, musk ox, brown bear, wolverine, rhinoceros, hares, bison, horses, reindeer, and cave lion.
    • The weasel family includes such colourful characters as otters, wolverines, skunks, minks and badgers.

Origin

late 16th century (earlier as wolvering): formed obscurely from wolv-, plural stem of wolf.

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