carcajou

[kahr-kuh-joo, -zhoo]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. carburetor,
  2. carburettor,
  3. carburize,
  4. carby,
  5. carbylamine,
  6. carcanet,
  7. carcas,
  8. carcase,
  9. carcass,
  10. carcassonne

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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British Dictionary definitions for carcajou

carcajou

noun

a North American name for wolverine

Word Origin for carcajou

C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou

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