Definition of carcajou in English:


Syllabification: car·ca·jou
Pronunciation: /ˈkärkəˌjo͞o, ˌZHo͞o


North American
  • another term for the North American 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, from Montagnais kwāhkwāčēw (compare with kinkajou).

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