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manicou

Line breaks: mani|cou
Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkuː
 
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Definition of manicou in English:

noun

West Indian
An opossum.
Example sentences
  • You may even see an opossum-like manicou or the large agouti - a rodent introduced as food by the Amerindians.
  • But in the islands people rave about a squirrel-like critter called the manicou that tastes quite a bit like chicken and is surefire hit at barbecues.
  • From that day this manicou stayed with Boyo and his family.

Origin

from an American Indian word.

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