One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- North American term for wolverine
- ‘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.’
- ‘Surrounded by ninmurders, Mary-Golds, puits, carcajous, and ortolans, what is a twenty-first-century reader to do?’
- ‘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).
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