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A kinkajou

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EtymologyEdit

From French quincajou, from an Algonquian word, probably originally meaning ‘wolverine’ (compare Algonquin Kwingwaage, Ojibwe gwiingwa'aage (wolverine)), which was later transferred to the South American animal. Related to carcajou.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪŋkəˌdʒuː/, /ˈkɪŋkəˌʒuː/
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NounEdit

kinkajou (plural kinkajous)

  1. Potos flavus, a carnivorous mammal of Central America and South America with a long, prehensile tail, related to the raccoon.

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French Wikipedia has an article on:
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kinkajou m (plural kinkajous)

  1. kinkajou
  2. (obsolete) wolverine