Word of the week…en Français
Caribou \ˈker-ə-ˌbü, ˈka-rə-\ (noun)
Canadian French for reindeer, from the Mi’kmaq word ‘qalipu’ for reindeer meaning snow-shoveller, after the behavior of the animal in scraping through the snow to find food. First known in Canadian French in the mid-17th century.
Also, a drink popular at the Carnaval de Québec, made of a mixture of red wine or port and hard liquor and sweetened with maple syrup or sugar.