civet cat

  1. the fur of the cacomistle.

  1. Western U.S. skunk.

Origin of civet cat

An Americanism dating back to 1600–10
  • Also called California mink (for defs. 1, 2).

Words Nearby civet cat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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