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carcajou

[kahr-kuh-joo, -zhoo]
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noun
  1. wolverine(def 1).
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for carcajou

carcajou

noun
  1. a North American name for wolverine
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Word Origin

C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou
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