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carcajou

[ kahr-kuh-joo, -zhoo ]

carcajou

/ ˈkɑːkəˌdʒuː; -ˌʒuː /

noun

  1. a North American name for wolverine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of carcajou1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carcajou1

C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou

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Example Sentences

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.

This is a common incident in Northern travel, but never fails to draw forth hearty execrations on the head of the hated carcajou.

At Peel's River, on one occasion, a very old carcajou discovered my marten road, on which I had nearly a hundred and fifty traps.

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.

I came to the conclusion that that carcajou ought to live, as he must be something at least human, if not worse.

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