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Alaska a state of the United States on the northwestern coast of North America. Its capital is Juneau. (abbreviated: AK)
America either North America or South America. [1/3 definitions]
American Indian a member of any of the native peoples of North America, Central America, South America, or the West Indies, except for Eskimos. American Indians are also called Native Americans.
Apache a member of a North American Indian people living mostly in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
Appalachian Mountains a mountain range in eastern North America that stretches from the southeastern part of Canada to central Alabama in the United States; Appalachians.
badger a furry mammal with short legs and a long body. The American badger has a white stripe on its forehead that runs down its back, and it has long dark marks on its face also. Badgers eat worms, rodents, rabbits, and plants. Different kinds of badgers live in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are related to skunks, otters, and other kinds of weasels. [1/2 definitions]
beaver1 a large rodent, up to four feet long, with thick brown fur and a wide flat tail. Beavers use their long front teeth to cut down trees for food and to build dams and lodges (beaver houses). They use the dams to keep water around their lodges. Beavers live in North America, Europe, and Asia.
bighorn a wild sheep found in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The male has large, curved horns; the female has short, straight horns. They are also called Rocky Mountain sheep.
bison a very large mammal with a large head, humped shoulders, and short curved horns. Bison used to roam the plains of North America in large herds, but they were hunted until they were almost extinct. North American bison are also called buffalo, but they are not related to the true buffalo of Africa and Asia. Bison have hooves and are closely related to cattle. Bison eat only plants and chew their cud. [1/2 definitions]
black bear a medium-sized bear, usually with thick black or reddish brown fur. They are the most common bears in North America and live in forests and mountain areas. [1/2 definitions]
bluebird a small, blue North American songbird. Males usually have a reddish breast.
blue jay a common jay bird of eastern North America. A blue jay has a crest on its head and a bright blue upper body with white and black markings on its wings and tail.
bobolink a black, yellow, and white North American songbird that is named for its cry. Bobolinks move from one region to another during certain times of the year.
bobwhite a brown and white North American bird that is named for its call. Bobwhites are a kind of quail.
brown bear a bear that is mainly brown in color, found in western North America and northern Europe and Asia. Brown bears vary in size from the small Syrian variety to the giant Kodiak bear and include the North American grizzlies. They are found in more parts of the world than any other kind of bear.
buffalo a large mammal that has long legs, hooves, and horns, and that is closely related to cattle. Different kinds of buffaloes live in Africa or Asia. The North American bison is sometimes called a buffalo, but is not a true buffalo.
bullfrog a large frog found in North America that has a loud, deep croak.
butternut a tree of North America with leaves that drop every year. The butternut is related to the walnut. [1/2 definitions]
Canada a country in northern North America. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
cardinal a North American songbird with a crest of feathers on its head. Male cardinals have bright red feathers and a black face and throat. [1/3 definitions]
caribou an animal with long legs and a long neck. Caribou are mammals with antlers and hooves. They live in the northern part of North America. Caribou are closely related to moose and other kinds of deer. Both male and female caribou have antlers.