Definitions for kinkajouˈkɪŋ kəˌdʒu
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a brownish arboreal mammal, Potos flavus, of the raccoon family, of tropical America, having a prehensile tail.
Origin of kinkajou:
1790–1800; < F: wolverine (misapplied by Buffon to Potos flavus), earlier quincajou, appar. a conflation of carcajou with Ojibwa kwi·nkwaˀa·ke· a cognate word
kinkajou, honey bear, potto, Potos flavus, Potos caudivolvulus(noun)
arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail
potto, kinkajou, Perodicticus potto(noun)
a kind of lemur
A carnivorous mammal of Central America and South America with a long, prehensile tail, related to the raccoon.
Origin: From quincajou, from a Native American source, probably originally meaning ‘wolverine’ (compare Algonquin Kwingwaage).
a nocturnal carnivorous mammal (Cercoleptes caudivolvulus) of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only representative of a distinct family (Cercoleptidae) allied to the raccoons. Called also potto, and honey bear