beaver1 (def 8).
a large, amphibious rodent of the genus Castor, having sharp incisors, webbed hind feet, and a flattened tail, noted for its ability to dam streams with trees, branches, etc. the fur of this animal. a flat, round hat made of beaver fur or a similar fabric. a tall, cylindrical hat for men, formerly made of […]
- Beaver dam
a city in SE Wisconsin. Contemporary Examples He returned to Wisconsin with his young family and won a seat on the city council in Beaver Dam in 2000. Wisconsin’s Secret Weapon Dirk Johnson February 20, 2011 Historical Examples At night we returned to the command, which by this time had crossed the creek on the […]
- Beaver falls
a city in W Pennsylvania. Historical Examples They were, as he had suspected, Yorkers, planning to make an attack on the people at Beaver Falls. Historic Events of Colonial Days Rupert S. Holland The reader has already been informed of the manner in which the Lawrenceville and Beaver Falls strikes came to an end. Homestead […]
- Beaver fever
Western U.S. giardiasis. an intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort and prolonged, intermittent diarrhea, caused by the protozoan Giardia lamblia and contracted by drinking untreated water, as of streams or ponds, contaminated with the feces of infected animals. noun (Canadian) an infectious disease caused by drinking water that has been contaminated by wildlife noun infection […]