[bin-too r-awng, -ong]
- an arboreal civet, Arctictis binturong, of Asia, having a long, prehensile tail.
Origin of binturong
From the Malay word binturung, binturun, benturung
Also called bearcat.
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Binturong, bin′tū-rong, n. the native name for an Indian prehensile-tailed carnivore, akin to the civet.
The binturong, or bear-cat, as it is often called, may be recognized at once by the long tufts of black hair upon its ears.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- an arboreal SE Asian viverrine mammal, Arctictis binturong, closely related to the palm civets but larger and having long shaggy black hair
Word Origin for binturong
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