Etymology: From the w:Míkmaq, Míkmaq word qalipu, meaning 'snow-shoveller', from qalipi, 'to shovel snow', from w:Proto-Algonquian, Proto-Algonquian. The spelling shows the influence of the Canadian word caribou, which is of the same origin.
- Any of several North American subspecies of the reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.
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