Definition of muskwa in US English:

muskwa

(also muskwaw, musquaw)

noun

Canadian
  • The American black bear, Ursus americanus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John G. Wood (1827–1889), natural historian and microscopist. From Cree maskwa.

Pronunciation

muskwa

/ˈmʌskwɑː/