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Definition of the noun American Beaver

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American Beaver is the vernacular name of the Castor canadensis, a species of Castor.

  • geographic area: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China), Middle America, North America, South America

Alternative definition of the noun American Beaver


  1. [uncountable] A species of beaver, Castor canadensis, native of North America.
  2. [countable] An individual of this species.

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Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

There is the North American beaver and the European beaver. They live in woodlands along banks of ponds and shores of lakes. PLANT EATER Beavers eat the wood underneath tree bark. They also eat water plants, thistles, tree roots, twigs, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

A typical North American beaver dam in Alaska. Beaver dams form ponds, wetlands, and meadows, which increase biodiversity and improve overall environmental quality. Source: John J. Mosesso/ directly modify topography and act ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

Includes the North American beaver (C.canadensis) and theEurasian beaver (C. fiber). b. fever giardiasis. swamp b. see nutria. Beaver scalpel scalpel handleand detachable blades in various shapes designed forusein ophthalmic surgery.

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

BOOSHWAY Among American beaver men, a field leader, the fellow who set procedure and discipline on the trail; often one of the backers. Nowadays, among BUCKsKINNERs (MOUNTAIN-MAN hobbyists), the booshway is the man who ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

salsify and spinach; a cake almost identical to bon valet FRENCH large semiaquatic rodent, no longer common in Europe and now eaten only in Germany; the American beaver was once enjoyed by North American Indians and by trappers ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, E. T. Roe, Nathan Haskell Dole, Thomas Campbell Copeland

The American beaver seems to have carried its architectural work to a higher degree of perfection than the European beaver was ever known to do, although in Siberia, where similar climatic conditions prevail, and it is necessary for them to ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Morgan, The American Beaver and fflte Works (Philadelphia, 1868— illustrated) ; H. T. Martin, Ca*torulogia (Montreal, 1892 — illustrated); standard works (see ...

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