kinkajou

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A kinkajou
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Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪŋkəˌdʒuː/, /ˈkɪŋkəˌʒuː/
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Noun[edit]

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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