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 (kär′kə-jo͞o′, -zho͞o′)

[Canadian French, from Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu.]


(ˈkɑːkəˌdʒuː; -ˌʒuː)
(Animals) a North American name for wolverine
[C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carcajou - stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammalcarcajou - stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Gulo, Gulo - a genus of Mustelidae
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OP CARCAJOU SANGLIER was the first wave of returning vehicles as part of the closure of the Canadian mission in Southern Afghanistan.
The NW-SE trending Mahony Arch defines two localized depocentres: the Carcajou sub-basin, which includes the cordilleran outcrops; and the Good Hope sub-basin, which lies to the east of any orogenic deformation and is known primarily from drillcore (Fig.
It is also known as the carcajou, the skunk bear,and the Indian devil.