Origin: Originally applied by the Algonquins to the Northern Indians, and meaning eaters of raw flesh.

<ethnology> One of a peculiar race inhabiting Arctic America and Greenland. In many respects the Eskimos resemble the Mongolian race.

<zoology> Alternative forms: Esquimau] Eskimo dog, one of breed of large and powerful dogs used by the Eskimos to draw sledges. It closely resembles the gray wolf, with which it is often crossed.

(01 Mar 1998)

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