Definition of manicou in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈmanɪkuː/


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.


From an American Indian word.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.