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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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  • She did not want to be taken back, even to that little village of carcajou.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • And yet there was an element in carcajou that frowned upon the young lady.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • The people of carcajou were good-natured 18 but prone to guffaws.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • I heard your mother say that one could telegraph from carcajou for a doctor.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • 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 Mayne Reid
  • 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
  • It was a good thing, probably, that few people in carcajou understood Swedish.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • Our greatest enemy was the glutton, or wolverine, or as Garoupe called him, the carcajou.

  • Through the voiceless desolation the carcajou––it was a female––continued her leisurely way.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The carcajou burrowed down till only the tip of her dingy tail was visible before she found the object of her search.

    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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