kinkajou

noun
kin·ka·jou | \ˈkiŋ-kə-ˌjü \

Definition of kinkajou 

: a nocturnal arboreal omnivorous mammal (Potos flavus) found from Mexico to South America that is related to the raccoon and has a long prehensile tail, large eyes, and yellowish brown fur

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First Known Use of kinkajou

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kinkajou

French, alteration of quincajou wolverine, of Algonquian origin; akin to Ojibwa kwi·nkwaʔa·ke· wolverine

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