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The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word comes ultimately from an Indo-European root meaning ‘brown’.

Beaver State an informal name for Oregon.

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