a nocturnal, tree-dwelling carnivore (Potos flavus) of Central and South America of the same family (Procyonidae) as the raccoon, with soft, yellowish-brown fur, large eyes, and a long prehensile tail
Origin of kinkajouFr, earlier quincajou, (properly, wolverine, misapplied by the Comte de Buffon) from a crossing of Ojibwa gwiinwa?aage and Montagnais kwaahkwaacheew: see carcajou
An arboreal mammal (Potos flavus) of Central and South America, having brownish fur and a long, prehensile tail. Also called honey bear .
Origin of kinkajouFrench from earlier Canadian French quincajou wolverine ( the kinkajou being confused with the wolverine in early European descriptions of the animals ) probably blend of Ojibwa gwiingwa'aage Montagnais kuàkuàtsheu wolverine