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kolinsky

[kuh-lin-skee]
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noun, plural ko·lin·skies.
  1. an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur.
  2. the fur of such an animal.
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Origin of kolinsky

1850–55; perhaps alteration of Russian kolonkí, plural of kolonók kolinsky ≪ Evenki (NW dialects) xoloŋgō
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Historical Examples

  • Kolinsky, you know what will happen should you desert us when once in Krovitch?

    Trusia

    Davis Brinton

  • Kolinsky smiled at the other's undisguised astonishment that he would admit so much.

    Trusia

    Davis Brinton

  • Kolinsky, how long have you been a member of the White Police?

    Trusia

    Davis Brinton

  • Kolinsky shifted his chair close to that of the other man to whisper long and earnestly in his ear.

    Trusia

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  • Kolinsky, with a sphynx-like face, sat gazing steadily at a point on the floor slightly beyond his extended feet.

    Trusia

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British Dictionary definitions for kolinsky

kolinsky

noun plural -skies
  1. any of various Asian minks, esp Mustela sibirica of Siberia
  2. the rich tawny fur of this animal
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Word Origin

C19: from Russian kolinski of Kola: see Kola Peninsula
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