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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A visible sign consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; A clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common carved object.

Usage examples (27)
  • Dr. Munro merely quotes this foolish use of the term totem by others.
  • This, of course, is a Haida totem from the Queen Charlotte Islands.
  • The word totem, from the Native American Ojibway language, was noted in the early 1770s ina North American traveler's report.
  • Like the woolly rhinoceros, whose spirit he called his totem, Broud could be as stubborn as he could be unpredictably vicious. for more
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