Definition of carcajou in English:


Line breaks: car¦ca|jou
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːkədʒuː
, -əʒuː/


North American term for wolverine.
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  • The carcajou is a carnivorous animal, which inhabits the coldest parts of North-America.


early 18th century: from Canadian French, apparently of Algonquian origin (compare with kinkajou).

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