carcajou

carcajou

[kahr-kuh-joo, -zhoo]
noun
wolverine ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1695–1705; < Canadian French < Montagnais kwa·hkwa·če·w, cognate with Cree kwi·hkwaha·ke·w; cf. quickhatch

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carcajou (ˈkɑːkəˌdʒuː, -ˌʒuː)
 
n
a North American name for wolverine
 
[C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou]

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