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carcajou

[kahr-kuh-joo, -zhoo] /ˈkɑr kəˌdʒu, -ˌʒu/
noun
1.
wolverine (def 1).
Origin of carcajou
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Canadian French < Montagnais kwa·hkwa·če·w, cognate with Cree kwi·hkwaha·ke·w; cf. quickhatch
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  • They seemed prepared to stay there indefinitely, in the hope of starving out the carcajou and tearing her to pieces.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • She did not want to be taken back, even to that little village of carcajou.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • The gun was concealed in some low bushes, but the bait was so placed that the carcajou must see it on his way up the bank.

    Animal Intelligence George J. Romanes
  • For a moment a wild idea came to him of going over to carcajou in the darkness.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • Stonor, studying her, reflected that this was no doubt the woman he had seen with Imbrie at carcajou Point two months before.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • Our greatest enemy was the glutton, or wolverine, or as Garoupe called him, the carcajou.

  • Never had she doubted that the scene would occur right there at the station in carcajou.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • But the carcajou saw that some one little less cunning than herself had been before her.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The people of carcajou were good-natured 18 but prone to guffaws.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • Once assured of his absence, the carcajou devoted all her strength and cunning to making her way into the closed cabin.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for carcajou

carcajou

/ˈkɑːkəˌdʒuː; -ˌʒuː/
noun
1.
a North American name for wolverine
Word Origin
C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou
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