an arboreal civet, Arctictis binturong, of Asia, having a long, prehensile tail.
- Also called bearcat.
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How to use binturong in a sentence
Chicken DNA in the binturong enclosure, for instance, came from animals that had been fed to the zoo inhabitants.
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
an arboreal SE Asian viverrine mammal, Arctictis binturong, closely related to the palm civets but larger and having long shaggy black hair
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