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  1. a native or resident of Michigan
    • synonym of Wolverine: Michigander
    • more generic word: American = a native or inhabitant of the United States
  2. musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
  3. stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal

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  1. A native or resident of the American state of Michigan.
  2. A student attending or a graduate of the University of Michigan or a fan of the school's athletic teams.


Wolverine is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Born as James Howlett and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at an accelerated rate. The healing factor also slows down his aging process, enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan. His powerful healing factor enabled the supersoldier program Weapon X to bond the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton and claws without killing him. He is most often depicted as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, or later the Avengers.


"Wolverine" is a book by Jason Aaron.


  1. "Wolverine" a.k.a. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is a 2009 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine. The fourth installment in the X-Men film series, it was released worldwide on May 1, 2009 as a prequel/spin-off to the original trilogy. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Hugh Jackman as the title character, along with Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed, Danny Huston,, Lynn Collins, Dominic Monaghan, Taylor Kitsch, Daniel Henney, Kevin Durand and Ryan Reynolds. The film acts as a prequel/spin-off for the X-Men trilogy, focusing on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The plot also details Wolverine's early encounters with Major William Stryker, his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program.
  2. "Wolverine" is a film.


"Wolverine" is an action video game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN for the NES, and was released exclusively in North America in 1991. It is a licensed game based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name, as well as the X-Men.


  1. Wolverine a.k.a. Jeff Hardy: Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and...
  2. Wolverine a.k.a. Yaya Touré: Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, commonly known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian footballer who plays primarily as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Côte d'Ivoire national team. Touré is renowned for combining speed, passing ability, and physical power with technique. A versatile player, he aspired to be a striker during his youth and has played centre back, including for FC Barcelona in the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final. He frequently plays as a box-to-box midfielder for club and country and often switches from defensive and offensive positions throughout matches. Touré began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas, where he made his debut aged 18.
    • also known as Yaya Toure, Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, Colossus, Human train, Firewall, Tower of Power, Y. Touré
    • born on (30 years ago) in Bouaké
    • nationality: Côte d’Ivoire
    • religion: Islam
    • profession: Football player
    • Marriage with Gineba Touré
    • some of the awards:
        • African Footballer of the Year
        • African Footballer of the Year
        • African Footballer of the Year
  3. Wolverine a.k.a. Jimmyo Burril is an actor, film director, screenwriter and film editor.
  4. Wolverine a.k.a. Jaron White is an actor.
  5. Wolverine a.k.a. Tyler Sterling is a member of the musical group, Vocal Point.
  6. Wolverine a.k.a. Jeremy Ray Smolik is an actor.


Wolverine is a Swedish progressive metal band that was formed in 1995 by Stefan Zell and Marcus Losbjer.

There are other groups with Wolverine in their name, like Wolverine Jazz Band and Wolverine Orchestra.


  1. Wolverine is a village in Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 359 at the 2000 census.
  2. The Wolverine is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak as part of its Michigan Services. The 304 miles line provides three daily round-trips along the Pontiac–Detroit–Chicago route. It carries a heritage train name descended from the New York Central.
  3. Wolverine is a railway point located to the west of Giscome, British Columbia.


  1. Wolverine is a number of Marvel Comics comic book series starring the X-Men member Wolverine.
  2. Wolverine is a TV program, begun on .
  3. The Wolverine car was made by the Reid Manufacturing Company of Detroit from 1904-1905. The prototype was designed by Walter L. Marr. A test drive by Cycle and Automobile Journal indicated that the car was good. In 1906, the company, the Reid company was changed to the Wolverine Automobile & Commercial Company of Dundee and moved to Dundee, Michigan. It survived until 1908.

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Google previewA Pioneer History of Becker County, Minnesota (1907)

Including a Brief Account of Its Natural History ... and a History of the Early Settlement of the County; Also, Including ... Historical Information Collected by Mrs. Jessie C. West. And Numerous Articles Written by Various Early Pioneers Relating to the History of the Several Townships of Becker County by Alvin H. Wilcox, Mrs. Jessie Campbell West

The wolverine is the largest of the family of animals to which it belongs; such as the fisher. the marten,

The wolverine is a dangerous foe to many animals larger than itself. and by the professional hunter is looked upon as an ugly and ...

Google previewSasquatch: Legend Meets Science (2007)

by Jeff Meldrum

The wolverine is the largest of the weasel family, but more resembles a small bear. A full-grown male may be 4 feet long including tail, stand 17 inches at the shoulder, and weigh 60 pounds. The wolverine is a rare and remarkably elusive,  ;...

Google previewSarah's Education (2009)

by Madeline Moore

The wolverine is a sly and sharp hunter. In winter it lives on reindeer; in summer it preys on sheep, in addition to smaller rodents. From time to time it will eat a hare or fox, a white grouse and a wood grouse. In February/March females produce ...

Google previewCarnivores (2011)

Meat-eating Mammals by John P. Rafferty

The wolverine is noted for its strength, cunning, fearlessness, and voracity. It may follow traplines to cabins and devour food stocks or carry off portable items; its offensive odour permeates the invaded cabin. The wolverine is a solitary, ;...

Google previewThe Americana (1908)

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The wolverine is a short, thick, heavily built animal about 2'/2 feet long, whose short legs, sub-plantigrade feet, and short, □bushy tail add to a decidedly bear- like aspect of body. On the body and especially on the tail the hair is long, coarse,  ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) (2012)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Like its relative the skunk, the wolverine can give off an unpleasant 5mell. It is sometimes called a skunk bear. It5 scientific name is Gulo gulo. The wolverine is found mostly in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is known  ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

depending on location FACT FILE THE WOLVERINE The largest terrestrial mustelid, the wolverine (Gu/o gulo) lives in the northern coniferous forest and tundra of Eurasia and North America.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1857)

Mag - Mih

The Wolverine of North America ( Gulo luscus, Sabine), though regarded by Baron Cuvier as nothing more than a variety of the preceding, is by others ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gangs (2008)

by Louis Kontos, David Brotherton

Wolverine was established following the tragic death of an eleven-year-old boy named Daniel Desrochers, who died as a result of injuries sustained from a car bomb that was planted during the biker war between the Hell's Angels and enemy ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime (2012)

From Captain Kidd to Mom Boucher by Peter Edwards, Michel Auger

Wolverine: Crime Biters — This special Quebec anti-gang squad included the RCMP, the Surete du Québec, and the Montreal police. It was established after eleven-year-old Daniel Desrochers was killed on August 9, 1995, by a biker's bomb ...

Google previewEskimo (Inuktitut) Dictionary (2005)

Eskimo-English, English-Eskimo by Arthur Thibert

kapvik — wolverine. kiggiak — beaver. kulawak — doe without fawn. nanuk — polar bear. nanertak — bear cub. norrak — fawn. norralik — doe with fawn, ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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