Wolverene Wol`ver*ene", Wolverine Wol`ver*ine", n. [From {Wolf}, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo} formerly {Gulo luscus}), of the weasel family {Mustelid[ae]}, about the size of a large badger; called also {glutton} and {carcajou}. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • carcajou — [ karkaʒu ] n. m. • carcajoux 1703; mot amérind. du Canada ♦ Blaireau du Labrador. ⇒ glouton. ● carcajou nom masculin (mot canadien, d un dialecte algonquin) Blaireau d Amérique du Nord qui creuse de vastes terriers. carcajou n. m. (Québec)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Carcajou — Car ca*jou (k[aum]r k[.a]*j[=oo]), n. [Probably a Canadian French corruption of an Indian name of the wolverene.] (Zo[ o]l.) The wolverene; also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See {Wolverene}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carcajou — Carcajou, 1) Säugethier, so v.w. Wolverene (Gulos micus), der Vielfraß (s.d. b) Nordamerikas; 2) so v.w. Nordamerikanischer Dachs, s. Dachs …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • carcajou — ☆ carcajou [kär′kə jo͞o΄, kär′kəzho͞o΄ ] n. [CdnFr < Algonquian] WOLVERINE …   English World dictionary

  • Carcajou — Glouton Glouton …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carcajou — Glutton Glut ton, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See {Glut}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: One who gluts himself. [1913 Webster] Gluttons in murder,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carcajou — (kar ka jou) s. m. Espèce de blaireau d Amérique (blaireau labradorique). •   Le carcajou est une espèce de tigre et de grand chat, CHATEAUBR. Amér. 20. •   Les ours, les carcajous venaient se cacher dans ces retraites, CHATEAUBR. Atala, 252 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • CARCAJOU — n. m. T. de Zoologie Espèce de blaireau propre à l’Amérique du Nord …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 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

  • carcajou — noun /ˈkɑːkəˌʒu,ˈkɑːkəˌʒuːz/ Wolverine, a solitary, fierce member of the weasel family …   Wiktionary

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