Woodshock meaning

(US, Canada, dialects, obsolete) The marten, or its pelt.
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(US, Canada, dialects, obsolete) The groundhog, or its pelt.
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Origin of woodshock

  • From the same Cree term ocêk, otchek (“fisher, marten”) or Ojibwe term ojiig (“fisher, marten”) which was taken into English as "wejack" in reference to the marten and as "woodchuck" in erroneous reference to the groundhog. "Woodchuck" may, indeed, derive from this form ("woodshock").

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