Origin of carcajou
1695–1705; < Canadian French < Montagnais kwa·hkwa·če·w, cognate with Cree kwi·hkwaha·ke·w; cf. quickhatch
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She did not want to be taken back, even to that little village of Carcajou.
And yet there was an element in Carcajou that frowned upon the young lady.
The people of Carcajou were good-natured 18 but prone to guffaws.
I heard your mother say that one could telegraph from Carcajou for a doctor.
We could not afford to let the carcajou make a meal of him, as in our log-hauling and other labours he was of great service to us.The Desert Home
- a North American name for wolverine
C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou
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