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English noun: totem

1. totem (group) a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object

Broader (hypernym)clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe

Member holonymtotemist

2. totem (artifact) emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)

Broader (hypernym)emblem

Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

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