[ bin-toor-awng, -ong ]
/ bɪnˈtʊər ɔŋ, -ɒŋ /
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an arboreal civet, Arctictis binturong, of Asia, having a long, prehensile tail.
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Also called bearcat.
Origin of binturong
From the Malay word binturung, binturun, benturung
Words nearby binturong
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How to use binturong in a sentence
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|Theodore Wood
Binturong, bin′tū-rong, n. the native name for an Indian prehensile-tailed carnivore, akin to the civet.
British Dictionary definitions for binturong
/ (ˈbɪntjʊˌrɒŋ, bɪnˈtjʊərɒŋ) /
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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