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carcajou

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

Definition of carcajou in English:

noun

North American term for wolverine.
Example sentences
  • Surrounded by ninmurders, Mary-Golds, puits, carcajous, and ortolans, what is a twenty-first-century reader to do?
  • In the uniquely articulated natural environment you can watch seals, bears, carcajous, wolves and other beasts of prey, as well as reptiles, birds or monkeys.
  • The carcajou is a carnivorous animal, which inhabits the coldest parts of North-America.

Origin

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

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