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esquimau


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eskimo  \Es"ki*mo\,  n.;  pl  {Eskimos}.  [Originally  applied  by  the 
  Algonquins  to  the  Northern  Indians,  and  meaning  eaters  of  raw 
  flesh.]  (Ethnol.) 
  One  of  a  peculiar  race  inhabiting  Arctic  America  and 
  Greenland.  In  many  respects  the  Eskimos  resemble  the 
  Mongolian  race.  [Written  also  {Esquimau}.] 
 
  {Eskimo  dog}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  a  breed  of  large  and  powerful 
  dogs  used  by  the  Eskimos  to  draw  sledges.  It  closely 
  resembles  the  gray  wolf,  with  which  it  is  often  crossed. 
  Eskimo  dog 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esquimau  \Es"qui*mau\,  n.;  pl  {Esquimaux}.  [F.] 
  Same  as  {Eskimo}. 
 
  It  is  .  .  .  an  error  to  suppose  that  where  an  Esquimau 
  can  live,  a  civilized  man  can  live  also  --McClintock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Esquimau 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  people  inhabiting  the  Arctic  (N  Canada  or 
  Greenland  or  Alaska  or  E  Siberia);  the  Algonquians 
  called  them  Eskimo  (`eaters  of  raw  flesh')  but  they  call 
  themselves  the  Inuit  (`the  people')  [syn:  {Eskimo},  {Esquimau}, 
  {Inuit}] 
  2:  the  language  spoken  by  the  Eskimo  people  [syn:  {Eskimo},  {Esquimau}] 




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