One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Apart from marine mammals, there are two large mammals of note in Dominica: the agouti and the manicou.’
- ‘The meat of the manicou and agouti is best smoked and stewed.’
- ‘You may even see an opossum-like manicou or the large agouti - a rodent introduced as food by the Amerindians.’
- ‘But in the islands people rave about a squirrel-like critter called the manicou that tastes quite a bit like chicken and is surefire hit at barbecues.’
- ‘From that day this manicou stayed with Boyo and his family.’
From Tupi maniku.
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