Definition of carcajou in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkärkəˌjo͞o/ /ˌZHo͞o/


North American
Another term for the North American 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.


Early 18th century: from Canadian French, from Montagnais kwāhkwāčēw (compare with kinkajou).

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Syllabification: car·ca·jou

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