Meaning of carcajou in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɑːkə(d)ʒuː/


another term for the North American wolverine
‘Surrounded by ninmurders, Mary-Golds, puits, carcajous, and ortolans, what is a twenty-first-century reader to do?’
  • ‘In the uniquely articulated natural environment you can watch seals, bears, carcajous, wolves and other beasts of prey, as well as reptiles, birds or monkeys.’
  • ‘The carcajou is a carnivorous animal, which inhabits the coldest parts of North-America.’


Early 18th century from Canadian French, apparently of Algonquian origin (compare with kinkajou).