linsang

[lin-sang]
noun
  1. any of several civetlike carnivores of the genera Prionodon, of the East Indies, and Poiana, of Africa, having retractile claws and a long tail: some East Indies linsangs are endangered.

Origin of linsang

First recorded in 1880–85, linsang is from the Javanese word lingsang
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linsang

noun
  1. any of several forest-dwelling viverrine mammals, Poiana richardsoni of W Africa or either of the two species of Prionodon of S Asia: closely related to the genets, having a very long tail and a spotted or banded coat of thick fur

Word Origin for linsang

C19: Malay
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