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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 previewThe World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

by Gordon Morris Bakken

American beaver pelts were used to manufacture hats in London in the early 1600s. The beaver has a thick coat of fur that when groomed and oiled is nearly waterproof, and it keeps the animals warm, even in bitter cold. Beaver pelts have two ...

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Biological Invasions (2011)

by Daniel Simberloff, Marcel Rejmanek

FiguRe 1 North American beaver (Castor canadensis). (Photograph courtesy of Guillermo Martínez Pastur, CADIC–CONICET.) In Tierra del Fuego, approximately 25 pairs were introduced in 1946 to the Argentinean side of Isla Grande to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

The North American Beaver, a species deeply embedded in New York's early economic development, ...

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 ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels [2 volumes] (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

Quail Canada Goose Ruddy Duck Mammals American beaver American mink Eastern cottontail Grey Squirrel* Muskrat Raccoon Ameiurus melas Salvelinus fontinalis Ameiurus nebulosa Ictalurus punctatus Pimephales promelas Salvelinus ...

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