Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

  • noun stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal

Etymologies

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

[Canadian French, from Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu.]

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Probably from the same Algonquian source as (certainly related to) kinkajou.

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