Origin of civet
Related formsciv·et·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for civet
It was not until long after the hare was skinned, roasted, served as civet and as purée that I discovered the truth.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
We likewise killed two or three civet cats; but their flesh is the worst of carrion.
Look around you and be sorry you're not living in an attic, With a civet and a fish-net, and with you to pay the rent.The Three Taverns|Edwin Arlington Robinson
It is sold everywhere, but for the last three weeks nobody will use any snuff but that sold at the 'Civet Cat.'The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Yet when civet is newly taken from the animal, it is whitish, and acquires a yellowish colour by keeping.