Quickhatch
Quickhatch Quick"hatch`, n. [From the American Indian name.] (Zo["o]l.) The wolverine. [1913 Webster]

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  • quickhatch — /kwik hach /, n. a wolverine. [1675 85; earlier quiquahatch < East Cree *kwi·hkwaha·ce·w (c. Cree kwi·hkwaha·ke·w, Ojibwa kwi·nkwaa·ke·); cf. CARCAJOU, KINKAJOU] * * * …   Universalium

  • quickhatch — noun /ˈkwɪkhatʃ/ The wolverine …   Wiktionary

  • quickhatch — wolverine Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • quickhatch — quick·hatch …   English syllables

  • quickhatch — ˈkwikˌhach noun ( es) Etymology: of Algonquian origin; akin to Cree kwĭkkwâhaketsh, kĭkkwâhakes wolverine, Ojibwa qwĭngwâage, Algonquian Montagnais karkajou; derivatives from a stem represented by Cree kwĭkkw, kĭkkw to graze (with a shot) :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carcajou — /kahr keuh jooh , zhooh /, n. wolverine (def. 1). [1695 1705; < CanF < Montagnais kwa·hkwa·ce·w, c. Cree kwi·hkwaha·ke·w; cf. QUICKHATCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • wolverine — noun /ˈwʊlvɜːˌriːn,ˈwɒlvɜːˌriːn/ A solitary, fierce member of the weasel family; Gulo gulo Syn: Gulo gulo, carcajou, skunk bear, glutton, quickhatch …   Wiktionary

  • Unusual Animals — Over the years, a number of correspondents have written to me, asking for the names of words for weird animals beginning with certain letters of the alphabet, especially those beginning with x, q, and z. Here, finally, is a glossary of 320… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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