carcajou

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carcajou stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carcajou (Zoöl) The wolverene; -- also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See Wolverene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carcajou The American wolverene, Gulo luscus. See wolverene.
    • n carcajou Erroneously— the American badger, Taxidea americana;
    • n carcajou the cougar, Felis concolor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carcajou kär′ka-jōō the American wolverine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably a Canadian French corruption of an Indian name of the wolverene

Usage

In literature:

Their leader, Carcajou, had a fleece like a merino ram.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
In going through the lowlands of this stream, he met an animal which he thought was a wolf, but which was more likely a wolverine, or carcajou.
"First Across the Continent" by Noah Brooks
He is called 'Carcajou' in the Far North, and out in the Far West is often called 'Skunkbear.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Where can the filthy Carcajou escape?
"The Hidden Children" by Robert W. Chambers
Indignant at the outrage, the old Dog-rib determined to hunt the carcajou and destroy it.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
Write me to Fort Carcajou if you mean bizness.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
He finally, as he thought, succeeded in locating the source of the infection at Carcajou Point.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Hunting over a wide range as she did, the carcajou was unaware till now that a man had come upon her range that winter.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
There ain't a man in Carcajou as I'd wipe my boots on.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Several signs tell the trapper that the marauder is the carcajou or wolverine.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
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