carcajou

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car·ca·jou

 (kär′kə-jo͞o′, -zho͞o′)
n.

[Canadian French, from Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu.]
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carcajou

(ˈkɑːkəˌdʒuː; -ˌʒuː)
n
(Animals) a North American name for wolverine
[C18: from Canadian French, from Algonquian karkajou]
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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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