Pekan meaning

pĕkən
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The fisher cat, the fisher (Martes pennanti), or the marten (Martes americana).
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Origin of pekan

  • Canadian French pékan from Eastern Abenaki pékané

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Abenaki word apanakes (“pine marten", Martes americana), or a Penobscot cognate of it.

    From Wiktionary