Origin of civet
Examples from the Web for civet
Historical Examples of civet
But it is very improper for such folk to smear themselves with civet.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Of civet and scimitar I believe it can only be asserted that they are Eastern.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
I will ask you then, for your own account, Mr. Leroux, of the arrival of the woman in the civet furs.The Yellow Claw
Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination.Familiar Quotations
Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, says Shakspeare.
Word Origin for civet
1530s, from Middle French civette (15c.), ultimately (with Italian zibetto, Medieval Latin zibethum, Medieval Greek zapetion) via lost intermediate forms from Arabic zabad "civet," said to be related to zabad "foam, froth," zubd "cream."