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Origin of civet
OTHER WORDS FROM civetciv·et·like, adjective
Words nearby civet
Example sentences from the Web for civet
That demonstrated a connection to food animals, which was quickly confirmed when a team from Hong Kong found an almost identical virus in civets held in market cages.No one can find the animal that gave people covid-19|Antonio Regalado|March 26, 2021|MIT Technology Review
That genetic detective work revealed that civets most likely got the virus from bats and then passed it onto the people who handled civets.We still don’t know for sure where the coronavirus came from. Here’s why|Erin Garcia de Jesus|March 18, 2021|Science News
In the wake of that outbreak, which claimed at least 774 lives worldwide, palm civets were banned from sale or consumption in China.Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19—and Predict Where It Will Go Next|Alice Park|July 23, 2020|Time
Muske-catthe civet-cat; applied as a term of contempt to a fop, as being a person perfumed with musk.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
The civet has nothing in common with the hyna but the glandular pouch, under the tail, and the mane along the neck and back-bone.
THE generality of naturalists are of opinion that the perfume called civet, or musk, is furnished only by one species of animals.
Certain it is, that most of the fables which have been related of the hyna, took their rise from the civet.
The civet brought from Amsterdam is preferred to that which comes from the Levant or the Indies, as being the most genuine.