kolinsky

[ kuh-lin-skee ]
/ kəˈlɪn ski /
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noun, plural ko·lin·skies.

an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur.
the fur of such an animal.

Nearby words

  1. kolff,
  2. kolhapur,
  3. kolhapur and deccan states,
  4. koli,
  5. kolima,
  6. kolkata,
  7. kolkhoz,
  8. kollwitz,
  9. kollywood,
  10. kolmar

Origin of kolinsky

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

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British Dictionary definitions for kolinsky

kolinsky

/ (kəˈlɪnskɪ) /

noun plural -skies

any of various Asian minks, esp Mustela sibirica of Siberia
the rich tawny fur of this animal

Word Origin for kolinsky

C19: from Russian kolinski of Kola: see Kola Peninsula

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