from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See wolverine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Wolverine, a solitary, fierce member of the weasel family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wolverene; -- also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See wolverene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American wolverene, Gulo luscus. See wolverene.
  • n. Erroneously— the American badger, Taxidea americana;
  • n. the cougar, Felis concolor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal


Canadian French, from Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from the same Algonquian source as (certainly related to) kinkajou. (Wiktionary)


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