civet cat


noun

the fur of the cacomistle.
Western U.S. skunk.

QUIZZES

Are You A Word Of The Day Whiz? Take The February Challenge
Test your memory on some of our favorite words from February.
Question 1 of 15
Which sentence uses the adjective fictile correctly?

Origin of civet cat

An Americanism dating back to 1600–10
Also called California mink (for defs 1, 2).
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for california mink