American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See wolverine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The American wolverene, Gulo luscus. See wolverene.
- n. Erroneously— the American badger, Taxidea americana;
- n. the cougar, Felis concolor.
- n. Wolverine, a solitary, fierce member of the weasel family.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The wolverene; -- also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See wolverene.
- n. stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal
- Probably from the same Algonquian source as (certainly related to) kinkajou. (Wiktionary)
- Canadian French, from Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Canadian voyageurs call the wolverene "carcajou;" while among the”
“Nearly the whole had perished from the assaults of beings against whom human weapons were useless -- who laughed at the puny resistance of mortals, and feared their battle less than the carcajou fears the mouse, or the canieu the humming-bird.”
“The carcajou, who cannot endure the water, quits his hold immediately; but, if the water happen to be at too great a distance, he will destroy the elk before he reaches it.”
“They manage the matter with so much adroitness, that they compel him to go to the place where they have left the carcajou, with whom they afterwards settle about dividing the prey.”
“The carcajou, or wild cat, is the natural enemy of the elk, which, by the by, has become almost as rare an animal on the western continent as the mastodon or mammoth.”
“With a view to repair the fault he had committed, he called to him the carcajou, and bade him go up the tree, and release the sun by cutting the snare.”
“We picked up the packs and sticking close together moved on -- dodging another gray wolf and a coyote, and an animal that looked like a carcajou or wolverine, which snarled at us and wouldn't budge.”
“On continuing their work the next day the children brought in word that a wolverine, or carcajou, had visited the log cache; so Meguir set off at once to investigate the story.”
“New tracks marked the snow and showed where the carcajou had dragged it away.”
“Indignant at the outrage, the old Dog-rib determined to hunt the carcajou and destroy it.”
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