- an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur.
- the fur of such an animal.
Origin of kolinsky
1850–55; perhaps alteration of Russian kolonkí, plural of kolonók kolinsky ≪ Evenki (NW dialects) xoloŋgō
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Kolinsky, you know what will happen should you desert us when once in Krovitch?
Kolinsky smiled at the other's undisguised astonishment that he would admit so much.
Kolinsky, how long have you been a member of the White Police?
Kolinsky shifted his chair close to that of the other man to whisper long and earnestly in his ear.
Kolinsky, with a sphynx-like face, sat gazing steadily at a point on the floor slightly beyond his extended feet.
- any of various Asian minks, esp Mustela sibirica of Siberia
- the rich tawny fur of this animal
C19: from Russian kolinski of Kola: see Kola Peninsula
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