carcajou

[ kahr-kuh-joo, -zhoo ]
/ ˈkɑr kəˌdʒu, -ˌʒu /

noun

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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
/ (ˈkɑːkəˌdʒuː, -ˌʒuː) /

noun

a North American name for wolverine

Word Origin for carcajou

C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou
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