civet cat

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ciudad real,
  2. ciudad trujillo,
  3. ciudad victoria,
  4. civ.,
  5. civet,
  6. civic,
  7. civic center,
  8. civic centre,
  9. civic university,
  10. civic-minded

Origin of civet cat

An Americanism dating back to 1600–10

Also called California mink (for defs 1, 2).

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