Wolverene Wol`ver*ene", Wolverine Wol`ver*ine", n. [From {Wolf}, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo} formerly {Gulo luscus}), of the weasel family {Mustelid[ae]}, about the size of a large badger; called also {glutton} and {carcajou}. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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