Definition of Peary caribou in English:

Peary caribou

noun

  • A reindeer of the white subspecies Rangifer tarandus pearyi, which is now restricted to a few islands in the Canadian Arctic.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Joel Asaph Allen (1838–1921). From the name of Robert Edwin Peary, U.S. explorer, who in 1905 collected the first specimens to be scientifically described + caribou.

Pronunciation

Peary caribou

/ˌpɪəri ˈkarɪbuː/