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binturong

[ bin-toor-awng, -ong ]
/ bɪnˈtʊər ɔŋ, -ɒŋ /
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noun

an arboreal civet, Arctictis binturong, of Asia, having a long, prehensile tail.

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Origin of binturong

From the Malay word binturung, binturun, benturung
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British Dictionary definitions for binturong

binturong
/ (ˈbɪntjʊˌrɒŋ, bɪnˈtjʊərɒŋ) /

noun

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

from Malay
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