caribou means: One of many large North American deer that are closely related to Old World reindeers. Caribou meat can be called “venison.” Venison is also the name for venison. It’s the most widely used large-animal game meat. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does caribou mean?
A large deer (Rangifer tarandus) They are found in the Arctic tundra, northern boreal forests and have large hooves with long-branched antlers. The subspecies of Eurasia’s reindeer are often called that. (in Merlin Dictionary)