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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.
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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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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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